There are a number of excellent research “tools” available through generic and organization specific websites. We encourage you to explore the variety of sites as there is a wealth of information available! …even if you are not a member of a particular organization!
One very helpful example of a generic website is the Research Toolkit, a toolkit for health research in partnership with practices and communities. It includes tools and guidance for all aspects of a research project, so that you don’t have to start from scratch. This web site is organized by phase of research, and all of the resources here have been vetted and curated by a research team. It includes information on establishing collaborations, writing a proposal and many other aspects related to successful research projects.
Other resources are available on the Canadian Institutes for Health Research website. There is an Institute for Circulatory and Respiratory Health which supports respiratory-related research in particular but applications can be made to any of the Institutes research programs.
Below is information related to:
- Medical Schools and Divisions of Respirology
- Research Organizations in Ontario
- Grant Writing Resources
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
There are six medical schools in Ontario, five of which have Divisions of Respirology which includes a variety of research activities and resources. They have a definitive respiratory research focus and often offer affiliations with community practitioners or other settings. These organizations and a number of research institutes or various practice settings (e.g. large community hospitals or primary care practices e.g. Sault St. Marie & District Group Health Centre) have varying degrees of evaluation or quality improvement processes and resources available on their websites.
University of Western Ontario
University of Toronto
University of Ottawa
Lakehead/ Laurentian University
National Research Organizations
Research Organizations in Ontario
Lawson Health Research Institute (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario, London Health Sciences Centre and St.Joseph’s Health Care, London)
Population Health Research Institute (Affiliated with McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences Centre)
Pharmaceutical companies regularly run clinical trials which may be conducted in hospital, specialist or primary care settings. These studies may also provide opportunities for respiratory therapists to be involved in the research process.
Pharmaceutical companies regularly run clinical trials which may be conducted in hospital, specialist or primary care settings. These studies may also provide opportunities for respiratory therapists to be involved in the research process
- The Art of Grantsmanship (Jacob Kraicer, University of Toronto)
- Proposal Writing Short Course (Foundation Center)
- Grant Application Writing (National Institute of Health)
- Grant Writing Tip Sheets (National institute of Health)
- “All About Grants” Tutorials (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
- A Guide for Proposal Writing (National Science Foundation)
- Guidebook for New Principal Investigators (Institute of Genetics, CIHR)
- The Art of Writing a CIHR Application (CIHR)
A curriculum vitae, also known as a CV, includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details. It is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research positions and is also used when applying for fellowships or grants.
Researchers in Canada can utilize The Canadian Common CV (CCV) to develop and organize their CV. It is a web-based application that provides researchers with a single, common approach to gathering CV information required by a network of federal, provincial and not-for-profit research funding organizations.
Research ethics in Canada is guided by the Panel on Research Ethics. In 2001, Canada’s three federal research agencies, CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC, jointly created the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE or the Panel) as part of a collaborative effort to promote the ethical conduct of research involving human participants. The Panel develops, interprets and implements the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS).