The Research Office is the access point for research at Southlake Regional Health Centre.
The office supports research by:
- Providing information on policies and procedures for doing research at Southlake
Co-ordinating and pre-screening submissions to the Research Ethics Board
(REB) for both minimal-risk studies and full-board reviews
- Working with researchers to address any changes to proposals as requested by the REB
- Assisting researchers in applying for grants, submitting papers for publication and statistical analysis
- Overseeing research grants, including the process of applying for and receiving grants and the disbursement and tracking of funds
- Offering general training and courses on a small scale to physicians and clinicians looking to make a start in research
- Obtaining legal expertise for registering clinical trial agreements or advising on the commercialization of intellectual property
- Providing support and office space to York University research scientists working at Southlake, as well as any faculty and students who are assisting in research projects
The Research Office also tracks the costs for researcher use of Hospital resources and ensures the appropriate departments are reimbursed. Any tests or procedures done at the Hospital solely for the purpose of research are not covered by the Ontario government (OHIP) and must be paid for by the company conducting the study.
Research Impact Analysis
The Research Office can provide information to help physicians and clinicians determine the resources required to conduct a research study at the Hospital.
The office schedules and oversees two types of meetings for physicians and clinicians wanting to do research at Southlake: feasibility and logistics.
These meetings include representation from departments who will be involved in the research, such as diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, laboratory, health records, patient access, and clinical areas.
1. Feasibility meetings
Office staff can meet with physicians and clinicians to discuss the viability of doing specific research at Southlake before they decide to go ahead with a project.
They will look at factors such as patient recruitment, infrastructure and equipment availability and capability, staff resources, and cost.
Any tests or procedures done at the Hospital solely for the purpose of research are not covered by the Ontario government (OHIP) and must be paid for by the company conducting the study.
2. Logistics meetings
Once a project has been approved, Research Office staff will meet with researchers to map out the logistics of monitoring research patients at the Hospital and the costs of any medical procedures required for the study.
Contact the Research Office
For more information about the Research Office, call 905-895-4521, ext. 2763.