Research Training & Education

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), Research Methods Unit (RMU) and the IWK Health Centre (IWK) are committed to working together to strengthen research capacity and build research excellence. A key element of this commitment is the research education program. The NSHA, RMU and IWK each offer a number of educational opportunities which are open to all members of the research community at the NSHA and IWK.

Supports & Services for Researchers

Sessions provide opportunities to new staff and new researchers to have face to face contact with essential contacts and receive detailed information on various supports. 

Sample topics: 
  • Ethics Applications
  • Contracts & Grants
  • Finance

Building Research Capacity

Various topics are presented by experienced researchers to develop research skills. 

Sample topics: 
  • Grantmanship
  • Getting  Published
  • Building &  Managing a Research Team

Research Standards & Regulations

These sessions are designed to ensure team members are appropriately qualified and comply with applicable local, national and international requirements. 

Sample topics: 
  • Division 5 Regulations
  • ICH-Good Clinical Practices
  • Audit Findings

Research Education Across Atlantic Canada (REACH)

REACH provides education and professional development opportunities to research staff locally and at several sites across Atlantic Canada. Session topics respond to the needs of the community and feature subject areas of interest as they arise 

If you would like to join any sessions remotely from NSHA, contact to receive instructions and to register. Please note this should be done a week ahead of the session date. If it is your first time to join remotely, please contact at least two weeks in advance to ensure you have the capabilities required to join the session.