RESEARCH TOOLS AND RESOURCES

UHN EMERGENCY RESEARCH TOOLS

RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS AND PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR ELIGIBILITY: 

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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).

Ethics Review Self-Assessment Tool

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.

ARECCI Ethics Screening Tool

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.

RESOURCES TO IDENTIFY PREDATORY CONFERENCES: 

UToronto site:

https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/deceptivepublishing  

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 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/ 

https://medicine.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/Writing%20Style%20Guide.pdf

Recommendations for authorship, manuscript prep

Qualitative research book by Cresswell

Qualitative research resource

RESEARCH RESOURCES:

Research methods resource: PICO or not to PICO

U of T guidelines, templates and funding resources 

Qualitative research articles

Research Resources from ACEP

University of Toronto Literature Search

University of Toronto Scoping Reviews

How to distinguish between predatory publishers and academic journals

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)

  • Observational research

  • Epidemiological research

  • Qualitative studies

  • Patient registries

  • Financial and contract management

  • Biostatistical and methodological support

  • Industry-leading IT

Browse the AHRC’s Research Services for more information.


CIHI Data Holdings

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 spending

  • 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: 

Consent Form for Video Photo AV

PhotoGraphics Clinical Photography Request and Consent

Using clinical photography and video for educational purposes – CMPA March 2011

CMPA Photo Video Consent Form

 

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