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Welcome to Research Solutions and Services (RSS)

RSS at UHN offers a wide range of support services to meet the needs of UHN's basic, translational and clinical researchers. Read on to learn more about each RSS department.

Animal Resource Centre

The Animal Resource Centre provides facilities and support for biomedical research involving animal models of human diseases. We are committed to best practices and the highest standards in animal and veterinary care, and are fully accredited by the Canadian Council for Animal Care.

Cancer Clinical Research Unit
The Cancer Clinical Research Unit (CCRU) provides leadership, oversight and infrastructure for clinical researchers within the PM Cancer Program.
CAPCR - Clinical Research Services
The Coordinated Approval Process for Clinical Research (CAPCR) Clinical Research Services department provides support, training and guidance for researchers and their support staff in accessing and using the CAPCR system, the Clinical Research Record application, the Conflict of Interest tool, and learning more about Institutional Authorization. Visit the CAPCR website.
Grant and Contract Services
Grant and Contract Services helps researchers find, apply for and receive funds from sponsors and granting agencies. We act as a liaison among UHN, sponsors and the researcher.
Human Resources
The Human Resources department focuses on people practices and offers a wide range of services such as recruitment and retention; learning and organizational effectiveness; compensation and benefits; transactional/payroll services; employee health, safety, and wellness; employee and labour relations advisory support; and diversity and mediation.
Office of Research Trainees
The Office of Research Trainees (ORT) enhances the research and mentoring experience of UHN trainees (ie, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows). The ORT supports trainees, principal investigators and research administrators. We publish a monthly newsletter; organize educational sessions, academic and career development activities; and adjudicate travel awards and fellowships. Visit the ORT website.
Strategic Research Initiatives Development Team
The Strategic Research Initiatives Development Team brings together research experience and communications expertise. We work closely with Dr. Christopher Paige (VP, Research) and the Directors of UHN's Research Institutes to provide strategic communication support to UHN Research.
Research Ethics Board
The UHN REB exists to ensure that all research involving human participants conducted within the jurisdiction or under the auspices of UHN meets the standards of ethical conduct for research involving human participants. Visit UHN's Ethics website
Research Facilities Planning & Safety
The Research Facilities Planning and Safety department provides support in relocations, space planning/management, capital equipment procurement, construction/renovation and corporate grant administration.
Research Financial Services
Research Financial Services (RFS) is responsible for the post-award financial administration of federal, provincial, international and private contracts and grants. In addition to this, RFS manages the finances and financial reporting for UHN's Research Operations.
Research General Operations
Research General Operations is the support infrastructure for scientists at UHN and consists of services, systems, facilities, equipment and internal and external initiatives to advance research programs at UHN.
Research Information Systems
Research Information Systems provides technical solutions and support, application development and backend infrastructure maintenance.
Research Laboratory Services
Research Laboratory Services is comprised of four groups (ie, Laboratory Operations, Glasswashing & Sterilization Services, Supply Centre, Tissue Culture Media Facility) that provide service to all labs across the UHN Research community.
Research Program Planning & Analysis
Research Program Planning & Analysis provides research activity and publication impact reporting services to meet strategic and accountability requirements of UHN and external partners.
Research Quality Integration
Research Quality Integration (RQI) works with research and hospital teams as well as institutional management to promote quality and manage risk. RQI plays a key role in supporting the quality framework in research which is founded upon policies, processes and practices designed to maintain data integrity, ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements and safeguard the rights and safety of research personnel and study participants.
Technology Development & Commercializations
The Technology Development & Commercialization (TDC) office works with research scientists and clinicians at UHN to create new intellectual property and advance it towards innovative commercial applications. Visit the TDC website.
Training & Development
The Training & Development department identifies opportunities to enhance staff access to learning and training. Our department develops and implements various training programs for all research personnel through eLearning modules and in-class training sessions.

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