OCHSU launches IMPACT – Child Health Awards

The Ontario Child Health SUPPORT Unit (OCHSU) has issued a call for Proposals for the newly created IMPACT – Child Health Awards. These awards – created to address gaps in priority research areas in child health – are designed to…

Ontario Child Health SUPPORT Unit (OCHSU) Launches

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Ontario Child Health SUPPORT Unit (OCHSU).  OCHSU is a collaborative of pediatric academic sites across the province. Led by CHEO and SickKids, OCHSU partners include McMaster Children’s, London Health Sciences Centre,…

Groupe de travail sur les communautés francophones de l’Ontario

Par Dr Denis Prud’homme, Président du Groupe de travail sur les communautés francophones de l’Ontario Toute personne devrait avoir accès à des soins de santé de qualité et être capable de participer à des projets de recherche en santé indépendamment…

OSSU Showcase 2015

The Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit held its inaugural Showcase on June 11 and 12 at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.  The event, which hosted over 150 invited guests, opened with a highly engaging fireside chat on patient experience in…

Sex and Gender: The Key to Better Patient-Oriented Research

By Dr. Paula Rochon, Chair – OSSU Working Group on Sex and Gender We all know that men and women are different—especially when it comes to their health. Add to their distinct biological and physiological traits, the social roles and…

New streamlined system for research ethics review launched in Ontario

A new ‘streamlined’ approach for the ethical review and oversight of multi-centre clinical trials in Ontario was launched on March 4 by Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO). The CTO Streamlined Research Ethics Review System allows any single ‘CTO Qualified’ research ethics…