Research in practice.

Research on practice.

EnACt is an infrastructure to support and enhance Alberta's existing practice-based research networks as well as academic and community practitioners conducting primary care research.

We can help with:

  • Quality Improvement Projects
  • Pragmatic Trials
  • Mixed Methods Studies
  • Cognitive Task Analysis

Services We Offer

EnACt wants to see primary care research in Alberta flourish with innovative and meaningful large-scale studies; we allocate resources to develop projects and pre-award support. This support may include one-time consultation, on-going guidance, project collaboration, or having a dedicated Coordinator or Research Assistant for your project.

Research Assistance

  • Literature reviews
  • Data collection
  • Maintaining a Common CV
  • Writing ethics applications
  • Study recruitment
  • Posters and presentations

Pre-Award Support

  • Project concept and planning
  • Identifying collaborators
  • Conducting pilot studies
  • Applying for funding
  • Providing letters of support
  • Coordinating approvals and agreements

Project Coordination

  • Applying for funding
  • Creating a budget
  • Liasing with academic offices
  • Accessing health data
  • Coordinating agreements
  • Knowledge translation

Data Management

  • Database design guidance
  • Data transformation
  • Application development
  • Reporting tools
  • Survey expertise (REDCap)

Cognitive Task Analysis

  • Qualitative methods revealing the thinking involved in performing tasks in real-world contexts
  • Track record of successfully understanding and improving team functioning in many high-stakes settings
  • First to adapt to primary care with highly skilled Improvement Advisors from Toward Optimized Practice
  • Focuses on macrocognitive functions central to the way individuals and teams do their work
  • Conducting CTA studies: recruitment, data collection, analysis, reporting findings

Our Partners

EnACt collaborates and connects with many organizations and research networks within the Alberta primary care setting.

Meet The Team

Dr. Lee Green

AI Translational Health Chair

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Tanya Barber

Research Coordinator

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Nicole Olivier

Clinical Study Coordinator

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Matt Taylor

Data Manager

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The EnACt team also includes our esteemed Research Assistant: Dorna Sadeghi, undergraduate student in Science, at the University of Alberta.

EnACt's Board of Directors

Lee Green MD, MPH, CCFP

Arvelle Balon-Lyon RN, BN

Cheryl Barabash RN, BscN, MEd

Mark Makowsky BSP, PharmD

Raelene Marceau MN, NP, F/AA

Carol Maskowitz RN

Maeve O’Beirne MD, PhD, FCFP, CCFP

Mark Wylie CD, MSc, MD, CCFP

Get in Touch

Please contact us for more information or to discuss your project.

Contact Info

Department of Family Medicine
University of Alberta
6-10 University Terrace, Edmonton, AB
P: 780-492-2409
F: 780-492-8191