The Covenant Health Research Centre offers expertise and resources to help researchers and research teams navigate the Covenant research environment.
Reviews and approvals
We co-ordinate operational and administrative reviews and approvals for all research that is conducted within Covenant.Research reviews and approvals
Development and grant assistance
We can help you find an appropriate grant for your research project. Covenant Health is a Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR)/Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-eligible institution.
There are many sources of funding for clinical health research projects. We recommend that you start searching for funding and preparing applications as early as possible since they can take weeks and even months to complete.
Covenant researchers can visit CompassionNet for research development, grant assistance and other internal services.
Primary external grant opportunities
- Alberta Innovates: a provincial organization that provides funding for health research
- Canadian Institute for Health Research: the principal federal government health research funding mechanism in Canada
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports research and training in the humanities and social sciences
- National Institute of Health: the principal federal government research funding mechanism in the United States. Covenant Health is registered and eligible to receive grant awards through NIH.
We can help you share your research findings and offer appropriate knowledge exchange opportunities at Covenant. We offer a monthly update for subscribers about Covenant research publications, events and other research news.
We offer many opportunities for sharing findings and exchanging knowledge, including:
- Professional Practice review
- lunch and learn presentations
- stakeholder consults, engagement, meetings and workshops
All researchers at Covenant must provide a final report. Our professional practice leaders review relevant final reports to identify opportunities to bring findings into practice.
On completing your project, submit any outputs (e.g., articles, posters, publications, etc.) that were produced, along with your final report.
Training and education
We offer Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) courses for researchers and their teams.
The Alberta Clinical Research Consortium — Education Working Group has developed a set of provincial training recommendations for anyone conducting clinical health research in Alberta.
All training is available free of charge for Covenant staff, physicians and volunteers.
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative
Covenant Health in partnership with N2 Canada provides the following CITI Canada courses:
- Good Clinical Practice
- Good Clinical Practice Refresher
- Health Canada Division 5 — Drugs for Clinical Trials Involving Human Subjects
- Privacy (NEW)
- Responsible Conduct of Research
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods
CITI courses are compliant with good clinical practice and Health Canada, and the following pharmaceutical companies and clinical research associations have accepted them as evidence of training:
- Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Johnson & Johnson
- TransCelerate Biopharma
Other research courses are available through CITI. Covenant Health does not fund them, and you may need to cover the cost.
Wayfinding and approval process
Development, grants and knowledge exchange
Operations, reporting and relationships