- AHS Research Relaunch Readiness - information is being updated in real-time, if you do not see your clinic listed, please submit the clinic name to email@example.com
- AHS Guidance for Researchers - updated August 27, 2020
- Cross Cancer Institute-FAQ for Study Sponsors - updated March 19, 2020
- Tom Baker Cancer Centre-FAQ for Study Sponsors - updated March 19, 2020
AHS Health System Access (previously known as "Provincial Research Adminstration") supports the administration of clinical research studies (post-ethics approval) requiring access to AHS' provincial data or network resources, administrative departments and/or operational areas. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our team: HSA Contacts.
Note: The Northern Alberta Clinical Trials Research Centre (NACTRC) provides research administration for AHS studies restricted to the Edmonton zone. The Covenant Health Research Centre provides research administration for studies conducted in Covenant Health facilities.
Requesting AHS Resources
Click here for an overview the Administrative Approval Pathway
If you have a REB-approved study that requires the use of AHS health information, data systems, access to operational areas and/or purchased services departments, please submit your request via this HSA Questionnaire form.
To view the processing status of your submitted request, visit the HSA Processing Status look up page.
Request AHS IT Access for Research Purposes
Getting Started with Connect Care for Research (a list of contacts and resources available to help you)
Submitting to a research ethics board (REB)
Is my project considered research? [ARECCI tool]
Research Data Catalogue - this list contains information related to research access for ~250 data sources (clinical and administration) within AHS.
Requesting and Transferring AHS Data - information about requirements for disclosing/transferring AHS Health Infomation/Data to another entity.
REDCap in Alberta - contact information for researchers interested in using REDCap as their electronic data capture tool for clinical research.
Requesting Operational Approval
List of AHS Operational Areas and Assessors (AHS OA Matrix) by zone.
Purchased Services departments are the services that support research by operating on a fee-for-service basis. These departments typically have an established price list for their services and require arrangements to be made ahead of study initiation and documented with a mutually agreed "Service Quotation" or "Purchased Services Agreement" signed by the researcher and the service department.
List of purchased services at AHS
Access to N2 SOPs Standard Operationg Procedures (SOP) for Clinical Trials to support Health Canada compliance. N2 SOP Table of Contents.
CITI Training : Online training in best practice, applicable guidelines and legislation related to health research.
Training Recommendations Recommended courses by type of health research and regulatory requirements.
The Alberta Clinical Research Consortium provides guidance resources and a research concierge service to assist with setting up and conducting a health research study in Alberta.
Setting up a Research Account
Submitting Manual Payment Requisition for Research Invoices
AHS Finance FAQ for NACTRC Researchers
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have about Connect Care Research.
Best Practices for Research Data Disclosures - Information for Repositories to assist with releasing AHS data for research purposes
Providing Operational Approval - information for operational approvers and site managers when researchers request access to your site
Training Recommendations Recommended courses by type of health research and regulatory requirements
The Alberta Clinical Research Roadmap is a guidance tool that provides an overview of the steps and resources available to setting up and conducting a health research study in Alberta
News & Announcements
For the latest news and announcements related to AHS
Provincial Research Administration, please click here.