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Ways to Participate

IWK Research Registry

IWK Health’s investment in research has led to many improvements in health care for women, children, and families. By joining the research registry, patients are able to support this important work. It’s why we’re so appreciative of the more than 100,000 IWK patients and families who joined the IWK Research Registry this year. 

How to get involved

When you register with the IWK, you'll be asked if the IWK can contact you about future research studies. If you agree to be included in the research registry, it will be recorded as part of your health record. Of course, you’re free to change your mind at any time.

The research registry pulls information from the IWK health information system to identify patients interested in taking part in approved IWK research studies. It allows approved IWK researchers to review limited personal health information about patients who are interested in being contacted for future research studies. This information is kept confidential, secure and protected and will be used only so that IWK researchers may review it to determine if you’re a potential candidate for a study. If you are, then they may contact you to ask if you want to take part in the approved study.

Click on any of the links below to find out more information about the IWK Research Registry or learn more about current studies that happening right now!

For participants:

For researchers: 

Current Studies

Research E-Bulletin

If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive our weekly E-Bulletin let us know. Our E-Bulletin is updated with upcoming educational opportunities and accomplishments. Be part of our research community.

  • Contact

    IWK Health Research & Innovation Advancement (RIA)

    5850/5980 University Ave.
    PO Box 9700
    Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6R8

    If you are looking for a specific individual from one of our departments or facilities please visit our Research Team (RIA) page.

    If you have a general question about research, our services, facilities or programs, please email us. You can also sign up for our weekly IWK Research E-Bulletin by contacting us via the email below.

    Research & Innovation Advancement (RIA)