Resources for Research

Project Start-up Resources

We have created tools, templates and other helpful resources to help you navigate.

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New Project Manual

The New Project Manual is a comprehensive step-by-step guide for project start-up. It is broken down by study type (i.e multi-site, non-funded, industry sponsored, etc.). and walks the user through the various procedural steps (i.e. CSM Legal, HR, AHS Research Administration, etc.), while providing helpful tips and key contacts along the way. This document is password protected. Email chugha@ucalgary.ca to get access

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Project Activities Checklist

This tool is designed to help researchers navigate the activities required and resources available throughout the project life cycle. The checklist is divided by project type including investigator-initiated internally funded , investigator-initiated grant funded, investigator-initiated industry-funded, investigator-initiated un-funded/in-kind and industry initiated industry-funded.

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Forms Matrix

Use the matrix below to check your research forms before requesting the Department Head's signature. To submit forms for signature, please email the Department Head Executive Administrative Assistant, Debbie Wall (deborah.wall@ahs.ca) Supporting documents and attachments should be sent electronically to Dr. Anselmo (mark.anselmo@ahs.ca).

Wondering how to add to your research team?

We created a hiring guide to help navigate the process of hiring University of Calgary AUPE salaried research staff (e.g., research assistant, research coordinator) at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Resources and Tools

This tool outlines administrative tasks associated with research in the Department of Pediatrics.

  1. Research Guide for Research Data Management

    Information for research data management, learning materials, and best practices and tools to support management of your research data.

  1. N2 Participators Video

    N2 has developed a short animated video, The Participators/Les Super Participants – Enter the Study, to introduce children to clinical trials in a simple yet engaging way. Both English and French versions are available.

    Targeted at a young audience, the video explains common terms and language used in clinical trials, as well as explains how you sign up for research, and how research can help children all over the world. 

    Any research group or clinicians can share this video! The video doesn’t focus on any particular disease or disorder, but is kept general so it can be used by as many pediatric research and clinical groups as possible. 

Research Support Services

  1. Calgary Centre for Clinical Research (CCCR)

    The CCCR provides centralized support services helping investigators navigate the clinical research process and assist with study administration from startup to closure. Services are delivered through collaborative partnerships with various research stakeholders and University departments including CSM Legal, Finance and the Office of the Vice President of Research.

    For general inquiries, contact cccr@ucalgary.ca

  2. CSM Legal

    The Cumming School of Medicine’s Legal, Research Services, team (CSM Legal) provides legal review of research contracts and agreements for researchers appointed to the Cumming School of Medicine.

     

     

     

  3. Clinical Research Unit

    Faculty-wide core resource designed to facilitate research data acquisition, management and analytics, and opportunities for collaboration and education in clinical research. 

    1. Data Management (e.g., REDCap, iDataFax, custom web-based tools)

    2. Statistical Support

    3. Access to large administrative datasets (e.g., The Health Improvement Network Database)

  1. AHS Health Systems Access

    AHS Health System Access supports the administration of clinical research studies (post-ethics approval) requiring access to AHS' provincial data or network resources, administrative departments and/or operational areas.

  2. Alberta SPOR Support Unit

    The Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) is a national initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) that integrates funding, research and health care.

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