Research Methods Unit

Welcome to the Research Methods Unit (RMU)

The RMU was created in 2010 to support clinical investigators and other health professionals at the Nova Scotia Health Authority, IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University. Since 2015, we have been supporting clinical investigators and other health professionals across the amalgamated Nova Scotia Health Authority. We are committed to promoting and supporting clinical and health research and research capacity in Nova Scotia by providing research methods resources, services and training to individuals and teams. Our approach is facilitative and collaborative. Current partners include the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the IWK Health Centre and the Dalhousie University Faculties of Medicine, Health Professions and Dentistry. Partnerships are developing and evolving. We welcome and encourage new ideas and opportunities to connect as well as new partners and stakeholders.

RMU Mandate

RMU’s mandate is to increase the quantity and quality of health research in Nova Scotia. We do this by making available research expertise in areas that are commonly needed/used by investigators, including research design and methods, biostatistics, data management, and health economics.

The RMU team is made up of experienced consultants who provide expertise and support to health professionals and investigators at all stages of a research project through consulting, training and mentorship. RMU consultants' work meets the high standards required for credible and reliable research.

To submit a query or request for consulting, please complete the RMU Consultation Request Form

Contact(s): Manager, RMU: Daniela Meier, 902-473-2949,