Technology Development & Commercialization
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Services for UHN Researchers
Services for International Researchers
- Research Solutions and Services (RSS)
RSS comprises 322 staff across 16 departments that facilitate high-calibre research at University Health Network (UHN).
Animal Resources Centre provides facilities and support for biomedical research involving animal models of human diseases, including procurement, housing, technical services and medical care. The facility is fully accredited by the Canadian Council on Animal Care, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare.
Clinical Research Support Systems provides researchers with support and training for clinical research systems and processes necessary to conduct research involving humans. The team manages the non-oncology Clinical Research Record (CRR; online patient safety tool linked to the Electronic Patient Record), Coordinated Approval Process for Clinical Research (CAPCR; web-based application to obtain all approvals, including Research Ethics Board approval) and Institutional Authorization 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.
MedRIST is a business innovation unit that channels UHN-developed expertise and best practices towards the creation of services and solutions for clients that include research and academic institutions.
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 provides glasswashing and autoclaving services; a centralized store for purchasing lab consumables; and key support for the security and day-to-day operations of laboratory facilities, including building and equipment maintenance.
Research Program Planning & Analysis provides research activity reporting and bibliometric analysis for individuals and departments. The team also supports survey, operational evaluation and planning needs.
Research Quality Integration conducts quality audits of systems and processes supporting clinical studies, strengthens research safety, quality, and compliance with regulations and accepted standards, through process improvement, policy, standards and training.
Strategic Research Initiatives Development develops 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 is responsible for developing commercialization strategies for the most promising medical discoveries made by UHN’s researchers and clinicians and advancing them toward patient impact by negotiating research partnerships, licenses, and the formation of venture funded start-up companies.
Research Training Development & Communications develops and implements educational eLearning modules and blended training programs. The team uses empirically established eLearning principals to ensure successful training outcomes.
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 ProductizationTechna 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 Labs and Services
iDAPT Labs and 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 Labs and 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: email@example.com
- MedRISTMedRIST (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 ShanghaiUHN 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.