Our research program encourages scientific exploration into topics applicable to workers' compensation. We provide funding to high-quality research projects which address some of the pressing issues we face, such as:
- obtaining optimal clinical and return-to-work outcomes.
- improving the efficiency, effectiveness and fairness of claims management and the workers’ compensation system.
In addition to these priorities, we may at times request research proposals to address specific areas of interest. Grants are made available to researchers in many different disciplines, including:
- population health
- basic sciences
- general social sciences
The project team members could include, but would not be limited to the fields of—Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology, Population Health, Rehabilitation, Basic Sciences, Law, Economics and other Social Sciences.
A WCB technical resource could be made available, upon request, to assist with WCB–Alberta data extraction and consultation on database issues.