SCoP pursues research opportunities and partnerships for the development of evidence to inform regulation. This is especially important as there is limited ongoing research in regulation, especially in the paramedic practice arena. The lack of evidence surrounding paramedicine makes it difficult to support changes to scope, general practice, and the advancement of the profession and its regulation.
In 2015, SCoP established a Research and Development Fund to support research. The College also has a research analyst on staff to support proposal development and grant applications in the hope that the College can develop additional resources to advance research.