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IWK Research Registry


More than 100,000 IWK patients and families joined the IWK Research Registry this year. We thank them for their interest in research at the IWK.    

Help us to improve care and the quality of life for patients and families in your community and across the globe.

Research Registry Poster


The IWK Health Centre’s investment in research has led to many improvements in health care for women, children and families. By joining the research registry patients are able to support this important work.

When you register with the IWK, you will be asked if the IWK can contact you about future research studies. If you agree to be included in the research registry, it will be recorded as part of your health record. You are free to change your mind at any time.

The research registry pulls information from the IWK health information system to identify patients interested in taking part in approved IWK research studies. It allows approved IWK researchers to review limited personal health information about patients who are interested in being contacted for future research studies. This information is kept confidential, secure and protected and will be used only so that IWK researchers may review it to determine if you are a potential candidate for a study. If you are, then they may contact you to ask if you want to take part in the approved study.

For more information please download:




FAQ’s for Patients

FAQ's for Researchers

IWK Research Registry Planning Form


 Launch of the Research Registry - May 8, 2015

 Launch of the Research Registry - May 8, 2015

Tracy Kitch, President and CEO of the IWK Health Centre and Dr. Patrick McGrath, VP, Research and Knowledge Translation,  IWK and NSHA cut the cake.

Together We Can Make a Difference.

Research Services
5850/5980 University Avenue
PO Box 9700
Halifax, NS
B3K 6R8

Tel: (902) 470-8037
Toll Free: 1-888-470-5888 (ext. 8037) 

E-mail: Research@iwk.nshealth.ca 

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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.