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Research Education



Our Mission

To support the IWK research mission to:

  • Bring together care, research, teaching and advocacy for the best possible results.
  • Be global leaders in research and knowledge sharing.


  • Promoting and supporting research excellence
  • Building research capacity among individuals and teams
  • Providing research education, expertise, and support to the IWK Health Centre and our research and academic partners.


Research Education Programs

The IWK is committed to building research capacity among its staff and trainees, as well as among our research partners at NSHA, through a comprehensive research design and methodology education program.


Click here to view the IDR calendar.


Research Rounds


Come see where research is heading at the IWK, ask questions, and be a part of the discussion.

When? The first Thursday of every month.

Where? Rounds will be held in the new Cineplex O.E. Smith Theatre on the main floor of the Children’s building at the IWK from 7:45-8:30 AM.

Come to this exciting new series of talks hosted by Research Services. Each month, a clinician-researcher from the health centre will present their research. This discussion will be appropriate to an audience with a wide range of backgrounds. We encourage fellow clinicians, researchers, administrative staff, managers, and the public to attend.

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was designed by the IDR team to be able to provide accessible (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) research education support to health care providers and trainees. It is self-directed, interactive, and is designed to meet basic research education needs. Creo covers topics from critical appraisal, to statistics, to knowledge translation.

This course is FREE for IWK staff, IWK MDSS, NSHA staff, and NSHA MDSS.



Grant Application Review

Whether you are a first time applicant or experienced researcher, a review of your grant application may provide valuable insights prior to submission. Our consulting scientists welcome the opportunity to assist you by reviewing your application and providing relevant feedback. Please ensure you contact us well in advance of the submission date to allow adequate time for a thorough review.


Consultation Services

Interdisciplinary Research is pleased to offer consulting services to individuals or groups. Our experienced consulting scientist, Dr. Jill Hatchette is available to provide direct assistance with your research needs. She provides guidance for all stages of the research process, for both qualitative and quantitative methods.



Research Education

Research Ethics

IWK Funding Opportunities

Research Facilities

Research Finance

HR Support


Education Contact

Interdisciplinary Research 

Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom Research
and Clinical Care Pavilion, 
IWK Health Centre,
5850/5980 University Avenue
P.O. Box 9700
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 6R8

Jill E. Hatchette, Consulting Scientist

(902) 470-8717 (Phone)

(902) 470-6767 (Fax)



Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Poster Competition

On November 24, 2016 the Interdisciplinary Research Team and Research Services hosted a poster competition. Thank you to everyone who participated.


(Left to Right: Dr. Jill Hatchette, Jaimie Carrier  - 3rd Place, Travis Stenerson - 2nd Place, Rukevwe Erhende – 1st Place)



Research Newsletter

If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive our bi-weekly Newsletter let us know. Our Newsletter is updated with upcoming educational opportunities and accomplishments. Be part of our research community.


The IWK Health Centre is respected for its world-class research into disorders and diseases affecting women, children, youth and families and is home to many leading research centres. 

Learn more about our research centres by visiting one of the links below.