Grant Support

Investigator initiated/lead research is an integral part of the research landscape at NSHA. This research comes in many forms; Health Canada regulated drug, device and natural health product clinical trials, non-regulated clinical trials, prospective cohort study, retrospective chart review, randomized controlled trials, pilot studies, systematic review, qualitative research design, etc.

Most often, there are direct costs associated with this research that require funding in order to cover these costs and bring these studies to fruition.  These funds may be the result of a grant award, financial support from industry, a donation or foundation funding. NSHA Research Services is committed to facilitating the applications, budgets, agreements, and approvals necessary to assist Investigators and Research Teams to complete their research studies.

The Coordinator of Grant Facilitation and Support is responsible for assisting with, preparing, reviewing, and approving all research agreements and budgets for Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) studies being conducted in all Zones at NSHA.

Insurance for Investigator-Initiated Clinical Research at NSHA

NSHA has worked with its broker and insurers and secured blanket research liability (RL) insurance for investigator-initiated clinical research being conducted at NSHA. The new insurance policy applies to research that is conducted at and administered by NSHA.

Insurance Policy FAQs

Finding and Obtaining Funding

Registering Clinical Trials

Agreements and Other Considerations

Contact(s): Coordinator, Grant  Facilitation & Support: Jennifer Thurlow, 902-473-4841,