Stop the Spread Ottawa (SSO) is a large cohort study on SARS-CoV-2 immune response, led by The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa. Participants may donate monthly blood and saliva samples by self-collecting at home, and/or attend TOH Laboratory Services for blood draws. Participants are given access to an antibody portal through which they can track positive/negative SARS-CoV-2 antibody results.
Since October 2020, the OHRI research lab has analyzed tens of thousands of samples. This volume of data has made many projects possible, such as:
The SSO study currently needs 125 more participants to complete recruitment. You are eligible if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
Paramedics who wish to participate will need to attend at least one session in Ottawa. You are welcome to learn more about SSO and enroll online here: https://omc.ohri.ca/SSO
If you have any questions regarding eligibility, requirements of participation, etc. please contact the research coordinator, Erin Collins, at firstname.lastname@example.org.