The Scientific Offices (SOs) of the Strategic Clinical Networks comprise the Scientific Directors (SDs) and Assistant Scientific Directors (ASDs). The SOs engage the scientific community to identify and support scientific rigour, best practice, and advancement of research and innovation priorities within AHS.

The Priorities of the Strategic Clinical Networks Scientific Offices:

  • Building Strong Partnerships
  • Incent Research and Innovation of Highest Value to Albertans and AHS
  • Capture, Transfer and Translate Knowledge
  • Innovation to Achieve Operational Excellence

Pan-SCN Scientific Office Research Summary 2017-2018

1617 Members of the SCN Research Communities

256 Letters of Support

256 Peer-Reviewed Publications

180 Grants Submitted (51% Success Rate)


The Critical Care SCN research portfolio was established in June 2013 with initial stakeholder engagement and priority setting at the Jasper Alberta Innovates Health Solutions meeting. This has resulted in a community of 40 active members coming together to support:

  • 2 Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) grants;
  • Critical Care SCN –Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG) Fellowship Competition (2 awarded between 2014-2017; $100,000);
  • New Investigator Seed Grants (12 were awarded between 2014-2017; $233,000);
  • Critical Care SCN - Alberta Society of Intensive Care Medicine Trainee Competition (33 trainees; 5 awards between 2014-2017; $2,500);
  • 17 partnered research projects led by 11 different PIs (new and established investigators) and representing over $5.2 million in peer reviewed funding, since 2014;
  • 58 peer reviewed publications (2016-2018).