Health research has increased in magnitude, diversity, and complexity over the years. It 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.
Specific training and education are required on an ongoing basis for all research team members. As new research staff and investigators join Nova Scotia Health, they’re educated in the standards and regulations that apply to research conduct through interactive workshops, online learning, and a mentoring program.
The research quality program develops and promotes systems to support and monitor the achievement of local, national and international requirements for research at Nova Scotia Health. This multifaceted program focuses on capacity building and quality improvement. Learn more.