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.
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 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
Setting up a Research Account
*NEW* AHS Finance FAQ for NACTRC Researchers
Research Data Catalogue
Best Practices for Research Data Disclosures - Information for Repositories to assist with releasing AHS data for research purposes
Information about Purchased Services (ie. DI Pharmacy, Lab Services, HIM)
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
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have about Connect Care Research.
News & Announcements
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