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The Research Institutes at UHN offer a wide range of support services meeting the needs of UHN's basic, translational and clinical researchers. Read on to learn more about Research Support Services departments .


Research Ethics Board
responsible for overseeing all research involving human subjects at UHN
coordinates review of protocols to ensure adherence to highest scientific and ethical standards in order to protect patients, investigators and the institution
visit UHN's Ethic's webpage for more information
Research Information Systems
provides computing support, file management, software development and training to the UHN Research community across all sites
highest capacity (both in bandwidth and storage) research computing network in downtown Toronto
Technology Development & Commercialization
commercializes research discoveries that help investigate, treat and diagnose disease, to generate revenue for inventors and research reinvestment
visit the Technology Development & Commercialization Office web site
Animal Resource Centre
provides facilities, care and technical services for animal models used in research as well as experimental design support and ethics review
fully accredited by the Canadian Council for Animal Care
provides general consultation, study design, data analysis and protocol and manuscript review at Princess Margaret (PM) Cancer Centre.
offers screen design for data entry and study-specific database design
Clinical Studies Resource Centre
assists clinical investigators in initiating, conducting, managing and analyzing investigator-driven and industry-sponsored clinical research
Cancer Registry
collects data on, diagnosis, disease, staging, treatment, and outcomes on cancer patients seen in the Oncology & Blood Disorders Program at UHN
largest hospital based cancer registry in Canada
Flow Cytometry Facility
provides UHN researchers with access to the equipment and expertise necessary to carry out analyses using flow cytometry
Glasswashing and Sterilization Services
offers glasswashing and sterilization services at three sites throughout UHN
visit the Glasswashing and Sterilization Services web site
Project Management
supports our researcher community through development of new tools and improved business processes using information technology
Research Communications
develops fundraising proposals and print and electronic communications in consultation with internal and external stakeholders for various audiences
Research Facilities
involves the management of office and lab space, relocations and renovations, core equipment and general equipment, maintenance, and safety
Research Financial Services
provides financial information and services to investigators, research administration and sponsors related to research funding and disbursements
Research Grant and Contract Services
reviews clinical trial agreements, tracks information regarding employees and grants, and processes documents for hiring research staff
Research Human Resources
offers support for administration, staff-related issues and staffing needs (recruitment)
Research Operations
the support infrastructure for scientists at UHN and consists of services, systems, facilities, equipment and internal and external initiatives to advance research programs
Research Program Planning and Analysis
provides analyses of research activity and supports performance evaluation activities of research programs and developments
Research Quality Improvement
utilizes formally documented processes and practices that ensure patient rights and safety, accurate data capture and reporting, and compliance with UHN policies, GCP principles and regulatory requirements
Tissue Culture Media Facility
prepares and sells approximately 100 different types of buffers and culture media throughout UHN and local hospitals
visit the Tissue Culture Media Facility web site
Vice President's Office
responsible for implementing the research mission of UHN, developing research directions, allocating resources, credentialing and reviewing researchers, and acting as a gateway to Foundations for fundraising

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