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Research Education




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 IWK Health and our research and academic partners.



was designed by the interdisciplinary research team at IWK Health. Their goal was to deliver accessible research education to support health care providers and trainees (24/7). Research is key to achieving the best results in health care. Staff, trainees, and physicians in health centres across Canada are looking to increase their own research literacy and skills; creo™ was created to fill this need. This platform offers online, interactive learning opportunities, targeted at health care professionals. It is self-directed or structured, the learning depends on your specific needs. creo™ covers topics from critical appraisal, to develpoing a research question, to knowledge translation, and everything inbetween. 

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




The Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) is a transdisciplinary training program for the next generation of clinician-scientists in child and youth health research in Canada.

CCHCSP provides support for the development of knowledge and skills for a career as an independent scientist in child health research. Trainees engage in research training and a core curriculum that delivers a common multidisciplinary language of research, while imparting professional skills and values.

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CCHCSP 2021 Line Up


SEPTEMBER 30th (4:00PM-5:00PM)

Facilitator: Dr. Jill Hatchette

Location: Sessions will be virtual via MSTeams; Registration is required

Learning Objectives: This session will provide an overview of the essential skills and knowledge required to write a research proposal to a granting agency. Of specific focus will be the application process, writing skills, common errors and the review process.


OCTOBER 28th (4:00PM-5:00PM)

Facilitator: Dr. Jill Hatchette

Location: Sessions will be virtual via MSTeams; Registration is required

Learning Objectives: To become familiar with the laws and policies governing human subject research and clinicians conducting research. To understand the distinct roles and responsibilities of a researcher and clinician. To appreciate when a clinician may be in a conflict of interest when performing both clinical and research roles. To understand how the terms and conditions of confidentiality agreements may conflict with a clinician’s duty to disclose information to protect subjects.


NOVEMBER 25th (4:00PM-5:00PM)

Facilitator: Dr. Margot Latimer

Location: Sessions will be virtual via MSTeams; Registration is required

Learning Objectives: To understand the Principles of OCAP (Ownership, Control, Access and Possession) as the relate to the First Nations’ control over data collection processes in their communities and their ownership and control of how these data are store, interpreted, used and shared. To understand the importance and necessity of meaningful and respectful engagement and collaboration when undertaking indigenous research.


CITI Online Courses Now Available for IWK Researchers and Staff

In conjunction with our Network of Network (N2) membership, we are now able to offer the Collaborative Institutional Train Initiative (CITI) online training courses customized for Canadian researchers.

  • Good Clinical Practice
  • Health Canada Division 5
  • Responsible Conduct of Research – Life Sciences & Physical Sciences
  • Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Social & Behavioral Research
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Registration is free at http://www.citiprogram.org/

Courses are comprised of modules that may be completed over time. Completion of required modules with an average of 80% will provide a certificate of completion meeting regulatory requirements for training, for example, ICH-GCP or Health Canada Division 5.

Citi Program Guidelines


Online Training Opportunities

Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans:

All personnel involved in research at the IWK must complete the Tri-Council Policy Statement 2(TCPS 2) on-line tutorial. This is particularly true for research staff who have contact with research subjects or access to identifying personal health information.

Introductory Tutorial for the Tri-Council Policy Statement 2


NIH Funded Projects: 

All researchers receiving NIH funding MUST complete the NIH intramural on-line module

Office For Human Research Protections (OHRP): Human Subject Assurance Training



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.

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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.

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Research Site Map


Contact Us

IWK Health Research Services
5850/5980 University Ave
PO Box 9700
Nova Scotia, B3K 6R8

If you have a general question about research, our services, facilities or programs please email us below.

If you are looking for a specific individual from one of our departments or facilities please select the button below to view the research services team (individual contact information is provided here).


Research E-Bulletin

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