Local UM Resources
Biostatistical Consulting Unit (BCU)

The BCU serves as a resource of statistical expertise for researchers and students across the University of Manitoba environment. The BCU operates on a cost recovery model; however, there are accommodations for students and faculty who do not have funds to support their research. Additionally, the BCU periodically hosts an open house and talks to support resident-initiated research and scholarly activities through guidance with the design and analysis of their research studies.

CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) – Epidemiology and Cancer Registry

The department has several functions, one of which is collaborating with health service providers and other researchers to undertake surveillance, analytical and evaluative epidemiological research (including analyzing and interpreting data on cancer incidence, mortality and outcomes, and research into the causes and prevention of cancer).

Calendar of Research Funding Opportunities

A simple yearly calendar lists current funding opportunities and deadlines. A brief description of the award and/or funding body is also included.

Centre for Global Public Health (CGPH)

One focus of the CGPH is to conduct and support applied public health research. This is achieved through a public health data laboratory located in the CGPH, which provides a secure environment for researchers to analyze public health data, develop and test innovative methods of public health and research surveillance.

George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI)

CHI offers a range of services and supports. CHI works with researchers, policy makers, health care leadership, clinicians, patients and other relevant stakeholders to support health-related projects and interventions, collaborate on research initiatives, and provide consultations, training and capacity building opportunities. CHI provides leadership and advice on several platforms, including clinical trials, knowledge synthesis, leadership, data science, knowledge translation, evaluation, project management, publications, health systems performance and Research Electronic Data Capture (REDcap).

Health Sciences Libraries, UM

The health sciences libraries serve and support the research-related information needs and offer a variety of services including, but not limited to, literature searches, education and training sessions. Note that there are several branches located off-campus (e.g., SOGH library, Carolyn Sifton-Helene Fuld (SBGH) library) for those not situated on-campus.

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP)

The MCHP is a research centre that conducts world-class population-based research on health services, population and public health and the social determinants of health. MCHP develops and maintains the comprehensive population-based data repository on behalf of the Province of Manitoba for use by the local, national and international research community. MCHP promotes a collaborative environment to create, disseminate and apply its research. The work of the MCHP supports the development of evidence-informed policy, programs and services that maintain and improve the health and well-being of Manitobans.

Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR)

The MCNHR is a research unit within Nursing at UM, which promotes and supports the conduct, dissemination and uptake of collaborative nursing and health research to benefit the health of Manitobans and beyond.

Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research (MFN-CAHR)

The MFN-CAHR is a research centre of excellence that initiates, conducts and supports research in the areas of population and public health, health services, clinical, biomedical-genetics and health information systems. Elders and researcher advisory committees provide research direction consistent with indigenous principles of ethical research.

Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)
*Formerly Manitoba Institute of Child Health (MICH)

CHRIM fosters a collaborative and functional research environment by supporting the administrative and infrastructure needs of researchers who share the common goal of improving the health of children and youth. The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is the main operating funding source for CHRIM. The foundation invests directly into research by providing core funding for research projects, and provides administrative support, facilities, space, and equipment for scientists to conduct their research.

Manitoba Research Data Centre (RDC)

The RDC is a secure Statistics Canada office on the University of Manitoba (Bannatyne) Campus. The RDC provides access for researchers with approved projects to detailed micro data from Statistics Canada’s longitudinal surveys and other household surveys. The RDC environment is secure and each workstation is equipped with a range of statistical analysis and word processing software. Staff members are also available to provide researchers with information on the RDC program, applying for access, StatsCan data and to assist in releasing analytic results from the centre.

Office of Research Services (ORS), UM

The ORS at the University of Manitoba has services that can assist researchers in all facets of research-related activities. The UM website provides information on current workshops and presentations, weekly updated lists of funding opportunities, important dates, access to My Research Tools, which intends to connect UM researchers with similar expertise/interests. In addition, for large interdisciplinary team grants (e.g., CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC) the ORS lists facilitators that can help in the submission and review of such projects.

University of Manitoba Research Ethics Board

Most ethics applications will be submitted to the Research Ethics Board (REB) at the Bannatyne Campus. There are two REBs at the Bannatyne campus: the Biomedical Research Ethics Board (BREB) and the Health Research Ethics Board (HREB). The BREB reviews all research ethics protocols involving clinical trials and other biomedical research interventions. The HREB reviews research involving the behavioural sciences, surveys, examinations of medical records and protocols of generally lesser risk. Members of the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy, the affiliated teaching hospitals, their associated research foundations and the School of Medical Rehabilitation can submit their protocols to the appropriate REB at the Bannatyne campus.

Vaccine and Drug Evaluation Centre (VDEC)

(Contact Dallas Legere, Centre Manager at dallas.legare@med.umanitoba.ca)
VDEC is a unit of the Department of Community Health Sciences, UM, located at 337 – Apotex Centre, 750 McDermot Ave. It is affiliated with the Faculty of Pharmacy. VDEC was established in 2012 with funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Manitoba Government (Manitoba Research and Innovation Fund) and the University of Manitoba. VDEC focuses on collaborative research on the uptake, safety and effectiveness of vaccines and drugs used in Manitoba (and Canada), with an emphasis on mathematical modeling and cost-effectiveness studies. The centre also aims to provide research support to clinicians, public health professionals and researchers working in these areas – acting as a training site for future researchers, and providing surge capacity to support disease surveillance and program monitoring and evaluation activities conducted by regional and provincial health authorities during public health emergencies (e.g., large infectious disease outbreaks).


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