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Services for UHN Researchers
Services for International Researchers
- Research Solutions and Services (RSS)
RSS departments provide a wide range of solutions and services to support UHN's basic, translational and clinical researchers, including:
Clinical Research Support Systems: provides support, training and guidance for researchers to access clinical research systems and complete the processes necessary to conduct research involving humans at UHN. The team manages the non-oncology Clinical Research Record (CRR; an online tool linked to the Electronic Patient Record), Coordinated Approval Process for Clinical Research (CAPCR; a web-based application to obtain all the approvals required for research involving human subjects, including Research Ethics Board approval) and Institutional Authorization (IA) resources.
Clinical Trial Agreements: provides support for drafting and negotiating all human subjects research agreements.
Grant and Contract Services: supports the funding awards process through grant application management and post-award administration.
Office of Research Trainees: registers all trainees at UHN, enhances the quality of the research training and mentoring experience, facilitates information exchange and interaction among trainees and assists trainees in obtaining external funding.
Research Ethics Review Services: ensures that all research involving human participants conducted at UHN adheres to the highest scientific and ethical standards.
Research Facilities Planning & Safety: provides support in space management, relocation, capital equipment procurement, construction/renovation, corporate grant administration and research safety.
Research Financial Services: administers finances from federal, provincial, international and private grants and contracts.
Research Information Systems: provides computing support, file and data management, application development and training across all sites.
Research Laboratory Services: ensures that day-to-day laboratory operations needs are met, including sterilization services, supply centres and media facilities.
Research Program Planning & Analysis: provides research activity reporting and bibliometric analysis by individual and department.
Research Quality Integration: conducts internal audits of clinical studies, ensures regulatory compliance and safeguards the rights and safety of research personnel and study participants through policy, standards and training.
Strategic Research Initiatives Development: develops corporate grant proposals, manages the UHN Research profile and prepares communications and special projects for the Office of the Executive Vice President, Science and Research.
Technology Development & Commercialization: works with researchers to create new intellectual property and advance it towards innovative commercial applications.
Training & Development: develops and implements mandatory training programs for all research personnel through eLearning modules and classroom training sessions.
To learn more about these departments please visit the UHN research intranet site, which is accessible via the research network or the Remote Login page.
- Technology Development & Commercialization (TDC)
UHN's Technology Development & Commercialization (TDC) office helps to create new intellectual property and advance it towards licensing, research and development partnerships, sponsored research agreements and new company formation. Visit the TDC website to learn how they facilitate the transformation of research innovations into medical products that improve healthcare.
- Techna Productization
Techna offers a full range of productization services to advance research from discovery to application and commercialization. It leverages the resources at UHN and a team of highly trained professionals including engineers, project managers, operations specialists, physicists, human factors specialists, and developers to help mature, validate, and accelerate the implementation of medical technologies. Click here for a detailed list of Techna's productization services.
- iDAPT Services
iDAPT Services is a TRI initiative which offers an experienced and cross-functional team that can take ideas and concepts for medical devices and turn them into reality. iDAPT Services provides extensive knowledge and capabilities to private businesses, institutions and individuals who require support to design, protect, develop, prototype and test new technologies. For more information about these services, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
MedRIST (Medical Research Integrated Solutions and Tools) provides a wide range of support services to academic institutions, research organizations and life science companies. MedRIST is owned by UHN, and was formed by a collaborative effort between departments within UHN's Research Solutions and Services (RSS).
- Quantitative Imaging for Personalized Cancer Medicine
- UHN Shanghai
UHN Shanghai is a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WOFE) owned by the University Health Network. It provides high quality, innovative products and chemistry custom services to clients who range from academic institutes to private organizations.