Resources

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:

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.


Medical Schools and Divisions of Respirology

University of Western Ontario

McMaster University

University of Toronto

Queens University

University of Ottawa

Lakehead/ Laurentian University

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National Research Organizations

Canadian Respiratory Research Network


Research Organizations in Ontario

London Area:

Research at the University of Western Ontario

Lawson Health Research Institute (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario, London Health Sciences Centre and St.Joseph’s Health Care, London)

Children’s Health Research Institute

Robarts Research Institute

Hamilton Area:

Research at McMaster University

Population Health Research Institute (Affiliated with McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences Centre)

Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health

Toronto Area:

Research at University of Toronto

The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute

Research at University Health Network

St. Michael’s Hospital

West Park Healthcare Centre

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Women’s College Hospital

Li Ka Shing Institute

Durham Area:

Research at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Lakeridge Health

Kingston Area:

Research at Queen’s University

Ottawa Area

Research at University of Ottawa

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Bruyere Research Institute

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

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Grant Writing and Resources

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Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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.


Ethics

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).

In addition to the statement: TCPS 2—2nd edition of Tri-Council Policy Statement:
Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, there is a tutorial available on-line.

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