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IWK Research Registry


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.

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

Click on any of the links below to find out more information about the IWK Research Regisrty or learn more about current studies that happening right now!

IWK Research Registry Brochure

IWK Research Registry Guidelines

IWK Research Registry Planning Form


The IWK Health Centre currently has these studies available:


Research at the IWK

Conducting Research

IWK Research Registry

Research Contact                  Directory 

Research Centres & Facilities


Registry Contacts

IWK Research Registry

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

(902) 470-8037 (Phone)

Toll free: 1-888-470-5888 (ext.8037)



Joanne Street, Ethics Coordinator

(902) 470-7879 (Phone)



Research Registry – FAQs for Patients

Please click the button below to view our FAQ PDF.



Research Registry – FAQs for Researchers

Please click the button below to view our FAQ PDF.




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.