Librarian services: University of Manitoba Health Sciences Libraries offer service and support to health sciences researchers affiliated with the University and/or regional health authorities. The portal provides quick links to PubMed, ClinicalKey, UpToDate, and eJournals. Learn more about Health Sciences library services or find literature sources and all UM Libraries and services here.
Knowledge Synthesis Services: The Knowledge Synthesis Platform of CHI can help researchers review research background and scientific evidence in a specific field. Learn more about Knowledge Synthesis services and submit a request
Protocol Development Guidelines and Templates can be found at:
TransCelerate Biopharma Inc. Common Protocol Template. TransCelerate is a non-profit organizations established by the world's leading biopharma companies
Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) provides a minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Information on randomization methods can be found at An overview of randomization techniques: An unbiased assessment of outcome in clinical research
An overview of blinding in clinical trials can be found at Blinding in clinical trials and other studies
A discussion of placebos in clinical trials can be found at Placebo in clinical trials
Requests for consults on how to authentically engage patients or involve people with lived experience as part of the research team can be submitted to the Knowledge Translation (KT) Platform. Patient engagement should be considered as early in the research process as possible. There are multiple ways that patients can be involved throughout a project, including in the dissemination of results. The KT Platform can provide guidance on various engagement methods, budget considerations, and evaluation approaches.
Case report forms are developed to collect information from each participant as defined in the protocol. These forms may be electronic or paper. Development of the forms should begin early in the planning phase of the trial and should collect only information required by the protocol. Case report form design information can be found at Case Report Form (CRF) Design Tips - Slideshare. Case Report form templates can be found in the MB Clinical Research Portal's Research Tools
Informed consent requirements and templates by Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada.
Episheet Spreadsheets for analysis of epidemiologic data, developed by Kenneth Rothman. Sample size and power calculation for case-control and cohort studies.
OpenEpi Open source software for epidemiological data analysis. Sample size and power calculation for case-control, cohort, cross-sectional studies and clinical trials.
The Data Science Platform at CHI can assist researchers with the design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of their research.
Knowledge translation (KT) includes the synthesis, exchange, application and dissemination of knowledge to improve health, the healthcare system and health service delivery. CHI’s KT platform provides guidance and support related to both the practice and science of KT, including end-of-grant knowledge translation, integrated knowledge translation, and implementation science. A variety of KT training opportunities are also available. Learn more about Knowledge Translation Services and submit a request
KT Guidance and Resources
Guide to Knowledge Translation Planning at CIHR: Integrated and End-of-Grant Approaches are defined by CIHR as:
Integrated knowledge translation (iKT) requires that knowledge users be members of the research team and participate in many stages of the research process. Research using an iKT approach still requires an end-of-grant KT plan.
End-of-grant KT requires applicants to submit a plan for how they will translate their findings when the research is completed
Budgeting for Clinical Trials at MB Clinical Research Portal, Research Tools, Templates, Budgeting
University of Manitoba Funding Application Approval Form (FAAF): This form is mandatory for all grant applications to ensure compliance with the policies and requirements of the University of Manitoba and must be submitted to Office of Research Service prior to proceeding with the funding submission.
University of Manitoba CIHR Grant Internal Reviews: Investigators are encouraged to submit their CIHR grants for internal panel review.
University of Manitoba Policies and Guidelines on Research: This site contains the University of Manitoba policies on conduct of research, contract research and technical service activities, fund management and administration, appointment and employment, intellectual property, and other miscellaneous guidelines.