Participate in Research

Research improves services and treatments not just for you but also for future generations. It helps develop new tests for diagnosis, treatments and processes that could eventually help your children, or even your grandchildren. By participating in research, you may gain access to treatments that are not yet readily available to the public.

Research Opportunities

European Lung Foundation and COPD Foundation Survey

The European Lung Foundation and COPD Foundation have launched a survey to understand how people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) feel about the words used to describe their condition by doctors and nurses.

Who can take part?

People who have been diagnosed with COPD and their caregivers are invited to take part.

To access the survey (available in a number of languages) please click on the link below:


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Priority Setting Partnership

The Respiratory Research Centre, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR), is working with the James Lind Alliance (JLA) in a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) which will result in a list of the Top 10 research priorities for obstructive sleep apnea in Saskatchewan. 

Please take part in this survey if you are:

  • A person (age 18 or over) living with obstructive sleep apnea in Saskatchewan.
  • The family member or caregiver of a person (age 18 or over) living with obstructive sleep apnea in Saskatchewan.
  • A Canadian healthcare professional treating people with obstructive sleep apnea.






Exploring Physical and Psychological Effects of COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (Rehabilitation Science and Kinesiology) are looking for survivors of COVID-19 aged 30-70 who were hospitalized or have/had symptoms that limit their physical activities, to complete a survey designed to document their symptoms and rehabilitation needs.

The survey is fairly short and should take less than 30 minutes to complete. If you are interested, please go to:

For more information, please contact Dr. Scotty Butcher at or 306-966-1711.



Cross-sectional Survey on The Effects of Temperature and Humidity on Health Outcomes in Individuals with COPD 

This research study consists of a survey that includes questions on background health, health-related quality of life, respiratory symptoms, physical activity level, frequency of exacerbations, rescue inhaler use, and healthcare use during three different weather conditions: 1) hot and humid, 2) cold and dry, and 3) moderate or "ideal" temperature and humidity.

The survey will take around 20-30 minutes to complete. We will provide a $20 Tim Horton's gift card as compensation for time and effort.

Individuals can contact by email or phone:,,
Toll Free #: 1-888-721-2002 or 905-721-8668 ext. 5329

Page Last Updated: 16/11/2020