Research Facilitation provides consultation and support for research and innovation projects that are of priority to Alberta Health Services. We also provide consultation to all researchers that would like to use AHS data sources for research purposes. The level of support that we provide to research projects is determined by the strength of endorsement by the Strategic Clinical Networks and the level of priority assigned by AHS. The services we provide and our criteria for providing support are described below. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request these services.
Data extraction and linkage from AHS Administrative Data Sources for Research Ethics Board approved projects. For typical research projects, these services are free of charge. Charges may apply to highly complex projects and industry-funded research. Services include:
Assessment of administrative data suitability and availability. The following supports are offered to ALL researchers planning to conduct research using AHS data sources:
Research study methods. The following supports are offered free of charge for priority AHS and SCN endorsed projects (we do NOT provide these supports for student/trainee projects):
Statistical Analysis supports. The following supports are offered free of charge for high priority AHS and SCN research projects that do not have research funding. Other projects can request these supports on a cost-recovery basis. We do not provide support for student and trainee projects.