RESEARCH TOOLS AND RESOURCES
UHN EMERGENCY RESEARCH TOOLS
RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS AND PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR ELIGIBILITY:
IS THIS A QI STUDY OR RESEARCH?
N.B. The tools and information below have been developed by institutions other than UHN. As such, researchers and project managers are reminded that final determination of requirement for ethical review lies with the UHN REB (to which applications are submitted via CAPCR).
The ER-SAT is a guidance document developed by Blair Henry, Ethicist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, to assist researchers in determining whether their proposed project constitutes research requiring ethical review.
The A pRoject Ethics Community Consensus Initiative (ARECCI) tool developed by Alberta Innovates is designed to help project managers determine what level of risk the project presents and the primary purpose of the project to guide subsequent review actions.
This document was developed by the University of Alberta's Research Ethics Office to guide researchers on whether their project comprises of research or quality assurance, or quality improvement, and whether a research ethics review would be required.
RESOURCES TO IDENTIFY PREDATORY CONFERENCES:
Think. Check. Attend: https://thinkcheckattend.org/ (and checklist¨https://thinkcheckattend.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2.pdf)
This site has some resources and an actual list of (likely) predatory conferences: https://libguides.caltech.edu/c.php?g=512665&p=3503029
Another useful site with come key signs of predatory conferences: http://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/1156/
A library guide with another checklist: https://libraryguides.salisbury.edu/PredatoryPublishing/conferences
RESOURCES FOR WRITING AND PUBLISHING:
Stiell, I. G. (2022). Guide to writing and publishing a scientific manuscript: Part 1—The structure. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 24(2), 117-119.
Stiell, I. G., Atkinson, P., Cameron, P., Carter, A., Cheung, W., Chuang, R., ... & Zed, P. (2022). Guide to writing and publishing a scientific manuscript: part 2—the process. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 24(2), 120.
RESOURCES FOR BETTER WRITING:
Consider the Writing Better workbook as a resource: https://journal.emwa.org/writing-better/
For a quick primer, see the checklist: https://journal.emwa.org/writing-better/a-checklist-to-improve-your-writing/
Referencing Guidelines: https://wordvice.com/a-guide-to-paraphrasing-in-research-papers-apa-ama/
NEJM Journal Watch: An excellent resource to access current, brief, and easy-to-read summaries of clinically-relevant medical research content for practitioners of emergency medicine. Summaries are accompanied by expert commentary from contributing physicians providing context for everyday applicability. Sign up for Emergency Medicine alerts, which can be accessed from any UHN-networked computer.
TCPS 2.0 Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans: The official human research ethics policy of Canada’s three federal research Agencies (CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC). This document conveys the continued commitment to the people of Canada to promote the ethical conduct of research involving humans
Registry of Methods and Tools: The National Collaborating Centre for Methods & Tools Registry is an inventory of independently reviewed knowledge translation methods and tools that are relevant to conducting and evaluating public health practices and policies.
AHRC & the HUB Health Research Solutions
The Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC) is a leading not-for-profit academic research organization (ARO) fully integrated with the HUB Health Research Solutions of St. Michael’s Hospital. The AHRC offers a broad scope of support services including:
Coordination of clinical trials (Phase II-IV)
Financial and contract management
Biostatistical and methodological support
Browse the AHRC’s Research Services for more information.
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) collects a wide variety of data on different aspects of the health system that are available to researchers, decision-makers and health managers, including:
Patient care in different health settings
The health workforce
Health system performance
Learn how you can access data here.
ICES Data Repository
The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Data Repository consists of record-level, coded and linkable health data sets. The records in ICES data reflect Ontarians’ day-to-day interactions with the health care system. These include:
Physician claims submitted to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan
Medical drug claims to the Ontario Drug Benefit Program
Discharge summaries of hospital stays and emergency department visits
Claims for home care, long-term care and more
Learn how you can work with ICES data here.
CONSENT FORMS FOR CLINICAL PHOTOGRAPH AND VIDEOGRAPHY FOR PATIENTS:
Using clinical photography and video for educational purposes – CMPA March 2011