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For Researchers & Clinical Trial Sponsors

For researchers and clinical trial sponsors, our facilities, expertise, services, and central location are part of the key benefits of conducting pediatric research at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.


  • On site at the Institute, we have access to the following:
  • Level 2 Laboratory for specimen processing and storage repository
  • Temperature controlled, alarmed, and monitored fridge
  • -30 and -80 temperature controlled, monitored freezers
  • Patient examination rooms
  • Rooms available for sponsors monitors with internet access
  • Biostatistical Services
  • Investigational pharmacy at Health Sciences Centre


The Clinical Research Unit staff are familiar with the International Committee on Harmonization (ICH) Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Consolidated Guidelines, as well as Health Canada and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations in relation to clinical trials and what is expected as standard of practice. The Unit also has its own set of standard operating procedures and has staff certified in the transportation of hazardous goods. Staff are required to complete the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training.

We recognize that pediatric research is a specialized field due to the vulnerable nature of the pediatric population and we strive to ensure that rights of the trial subject are protected. We are advocates for the participants and their families, and we also promote research to ensure that parents and participants are informed as to why research is so important. It is our goal to foster excellence in research and the development and application of treatments and cures.


Clinical Research Unit Services for Researchers, Technical Staff and Students:

  • Study feasibility assessment
  • Ethics and institutional submissions
  • Protocol review/consultation
  • Preparation and/or review of budget
  • Budget negotiations
  • Regulatory document oversight
  • Transportation of hazardous goods consultation
  • Facilitation of pediatric/adult trials
  • Determination of staffing needs
  • Full coordination/research staff support
  • Recruitment and advertising strategies for enrollment
  • Training of study staff
  • Training of residents/fellows/students

For a comprehensive list of services, see the Clinical Research Unit brochure. (PDF)


Clinical Research Unit services are available at the Children\’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba in the John Buhler Research Centre on the University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus. The Institute is conveniently located within the Health Sciences Centre site in the heart of Winnipeg and in close proximity to the Children’s Hospital.

For maps and parking information see our Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba Map.

Contact Us

Researchers or staff of researchers who are Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba members may consult the Clinical Research Unit directly for the various types of support listed above. Clinical trial sponsors are also invited to contact the unit directly for more information about their services and to find out how the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba can facilitate clinical trials.

Chelsea Bowkett, Clinical Research Unit Administrative Coordinator
Ph: (204) 789-3206
Fax: (204) 789-3956