The Research Education Program both offers educational opportunities to members of the research community at Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health, and facilitates student research placements.
Training and education for researchers
Health research has increased in magnitude, diversity and complexity over the years. This has led to the development of research standards, guidelines, and regulations that not only govern the conduct of high calibre research, but ensure participants are protected and high quality data is collected. With this evolution, it has become clear that specific training and education are required on an ongoing basis for all research team members. As new research staff and investigators join the Nova Scotia Health , they are educated in the standards and regulations that apply to research conduct through interactive workshops, online learning, and a mentoring program.
Research placement for students
The Research Education Program also facilitates Dalhousie University’s Research In Medicine (RIM) student placements to ensure requirements are met, including an existing affiliation agreement between NSHA the academic institution and agreement from a supervisor (NSHA staff or affiliate scientist).