Approved projects

WCB's Research Program provides full funding for projects and sponsorship for co-funding, data access and collection.

Co-funding assists researchers who seek funding from other agencies, such as the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Data access and collection allows researchers to access claim data for research purposes. This includes the review of historical data, live data collection and surveying. All data requests must satisfy the requirements of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and undergo ethical review by the appropriate institution.

Active projects

Title Researchers Time Period
A randomized clinical trial comparing three methods of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction: patellar tendon, quadruple semitendinosus/gracilis and double-bundle semitendinosus/gracilis grafts - long term follow-up Dr. Nicholas Mohtadi and Denise Chan
University of Calgary
2012 - 2017
Ankle stiffness after malleolar fracture: a study of incidence and predictive factors Dr. M. Elizabeth Pedersen
University of Alberta
2013 - 2017
Investigations of mechanisms and treatment in post-traumatic joint contractures Dr. Kevin Hildebrand
University of Calgary
2013 - 2018
Appropriate and efficient management of shoulder injuries: who needs surgery? Dr. Lauren Beaupre
University of Alberta
2014 - 2018
The effectiveness of motivational interviewing (MI) as an interventional tool for improving return to work rates for injured workers with musculoskeletal disorders Dr. Douglas Gross
University of Alberta
2014 - 2017
A randomized controlled trial comparing low-intensity, pulsed ultrasound to placebo in the treatment of operatively managed scaphoid non-unions Dr. Neil White
University of Calgary

2014 - 2016

Interested in learning about some completed research projects? Have a look at our archive.

Want to know more?

Learn about the research initiatives being sponsored by other Canadian workers' compensation boards by visiting the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) website.