Resources & Internal Grants

Who can you reach out to for assistance?

TOH Data Warehouse

A relational database containing information from TOH’s most important operational information systems (i.e., patient registration system, clinical data repository [labs, pharmacy, radiology, clinical notes], patient abstracts [DAD, NACRS], personnel scheduling system)

Access: TOH (OBIEE) Dashboards (accessed at myHospital Apps)


Ottawa Methods Centre

Core Services of the Ottawa Methods Centre (OMC) include consultation and advice, study design and methodology, statistical analysis, data management, systematic reviews and knowledge synthesis,  health economics, and education.

Trainees and early career members from the DoS are entitled to some services at no charge.

  • For unfunded projects, these services include methodological consultation, statistical support at the project development phase, advice on data collection options, guidance on how to run statistical analysis, and 15 hours of statistical services per project.

All other DoS members are also entitled to unlimited consultations and reduced OMC services fees for their projects. Please connect with Julia Chehaiber, OMC’s Operations Manager to confirm eligibility and service options.

Working with the OMC begins with a consultation. Consultations are initiated via submission of an intake form that allows the OMC to best pair your needs with their staff. Submit your form to



The instructions to update your OHRI profile: OHRI Web Profile Instructions 2017

Education Research Resources

Resources include:

OHRI Methods Center (above), DIME (Department of Innovation in Medical Education (PhD assistance, research assistance ($), annual grants), SERG (Surgical Education Research Group), Education Research Coordinator (DoS)


Publication Officer


  • Promote and facilitate the use of reporting guidelines
  • Assist researchers with other aspects of the journal submission process
  • Navigates open access and publication metrics
  • Manages transparency processes (protocol registration)
  • Meet one-on-one to discuss publication topics

PROMPT Network:

  • Tool available for researchers at The Ottawa Hospital to obtain feedback on their completed manuscripts prior to journal submission
  • Manuscripts submitted to the network will be cross-checked against their relevant reporting guideline (i.e., a study methods and results check)

Contact: Kelly Cobey PhD (

University of Ottawa Library

uOttawa Library Renews Financial Support for Open-access Publishing:

  • The University of Ottawa Library has renewed financial support for open-access publishing.
  • Papers submitted on or after May 1st, 2017 are eligible for support with particular publishers or via the library shared support scheme (50% of article processing charges are supported).
  • The exact support depends on the publisher. The details  and procedure to access are posted at uOttawa (

Contact: Kelly Cobey PhD ( for specific discounts available and eligibility criteria

DoS Research Consultant


  • Assist with external grant applications, by providing review or enabling peer-review
  • Provide brief consultation in design, data collection, aggregation, and display of data
  • Provide consultation to residents and staff regarding research programs, grants, publications, and abstracts


Contact: Jennifer Artz PhD ( / 613-737-8899 x75105)


What are the internal sources for research funding?

Research Program Awards 2018 Call for Proposals

In partnership with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa, the Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the competition for the 2017-18 Research Program Awards.

Deadline: February 5, 2018




Note: The same project should not be submitted to both the RPA and JFRG competitions, and that only one award will be made per person.

Research Program Award Information

2017-18 Research Program Awards – Full Description (PDF): Research Program Awards 2018 Guidelines

Webpage: Research Program Awards

Junior Faculty Research Grants Call for Proposals

In partnership with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa, the Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the competition for the 2018 Junior Faculty Research Grants.

Deadline: February 5, 2018




Note: The same project should not be submitted to both the RPA and JFRG competitions, and only one award will be funded per person.

Junior Faculty Research Grant Information

2017-18 Junior Faculty Research Grant – Full Description (PDF): Junior Faculty Research Grant Competition 2018

Webpage: Junior Faculty Research Grants

Wolves' Den Competition

Objective: To award the strongest grant proposal from DoS staff surgeons in a live competition

Description: Researchers compete for  $20 k for their research project in the Wolves’ Den (i.e., protocols are pre-screened, ranked, and critiqued live by the surgical wolves [experienced researchers]).

Full Details for the 2017 Competition:

Guidelines for writing proposals:

All proposals will:

  • Be limited to ~500 words (exactly 3000 characters)
  • Include headings like background, objective, methods, impact, and budget (overview)
  • Be submitted as a single paragraph.

Successful proposals will:

  • Articulate how they will lead to high-impact publications and/or further grant funding.
  • Demonstrate their impact on patient care
  • Describe the impact of the $20 k grant on the project (whose overall costs may exceed $20 k)

Review criteria will include an assessment of the following:

  • A clearly articulated and feasible objective
  • Level of collaboration and innovation in the proposal
  • Design of the methods to address the stated objectives
  • Likelihood of impactful publication
  • Likelihood of external grant funding
  • Impact of an additional $20 k on the project


  • The top-3 protocols identified through a pre-competition (~500-word maximum) by expert reviewers
  • The top-3 will present (8- 10 min) to the wolves at the DoS Research 1/2 Day
  • Wolves will question the presenter about the proposed project
  • Winner will be announced at the end of the Research 1/2 Day
TOHAMO Grants - 2017/18 Innovation Fund Competition

2017-18 Innovation Fund Competition – Call for Proposals

TOHAMO is pleased to announce the competition for Year 10 (2017-18) of Innovation Funds. Innovation Funds are awarded to TOHAMO physicians to support the development of new and innovative approaches to healthcare delivery and to provide leadership in the dissemination of new knowledge across the healthcare system.

The current guidelines and documents to assist you with getting started on your submission can be found on the TOHAMO website at or click on the documents below:

1.AHSC AFP Innovation Fund: Framework & Guidelines (June 1, 2017)
2.Project Submission Instructions
3.Submission Documents:

4.Ottawa Methods Centre (OMC) Consultation Criteria

Submission Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017

Submissions should be emailed to with Innovation Fund Proposal in the subject line. When your submission has been received, you will receive an acknowledgement email.

Questions: Connie Colasante (613) 761-5274 or

Original Posting:

Joan Sealy Trust Fall 2017 Competition

The Joan Sealy Trust is a uOttawa fund created to support translational cancer research, which is to enhance the translation of discovery into improved clinical management of cancer patients.

  • Total Funding Available for All Projects: $200k.
  • Only 1-Year Projects will be considered.  Most funded projects are in the $25-$50k range.
  • Previously Funded Projects can be viewed at:
    (It is not necessary to sign up for DropBox in order to view this url. If you want to Print, go to Download – Direct Download – Open).

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (23:59)

Completed applications:

  • Include a brief CV for each investigator.
  • Indicate the Principal Investigator
  • Submit to:

Queries:  Lynn Crosbie (lcrosbie@ohri.ca613-737-7700 x70343).

DIME Health Professions Education Research Grant 2017/18

The Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the DIME Health Professions Education Research Grant 2017/18.

The goal of this research grant is to support projects that involve scholarship in health professions education within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

The project may involve any aspect relevant to health professions education including, but not limited to:

  • undergraduate
  • postgraduate
  • continuing professional development

Value: The maximum amount that will be provided per project is $20,000.00.

Duration: Projects must not extend beyond a three year period (i.e., December 2020).

Submission Process: 

  • Email to with the subject line “DIME grant submission”
  • Deadline: Monday October 23, 2017 at 23:59.

Confirmation of submission will be acknowledged within two business days; please contact the office if you do not receive confirmation within this time period. Late applications, paper submissions and incomplete applications will not be considered. Submissions may be made in either French or English.

For further information

DIME/uOSSC: Fellowship in Medical Education Research & Fellowship in Medical Education Research and Simulation 2018

Application deadline (Canadian-trained applicants only): March 11, 2018

The Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) and the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC) are offering a Fellowship in Medical Education Research/Fellowship in Medical Education Research and Simulation. The overall aim of this fellowship is to initiate the process of preparing candidates for an academic career as clinician educators. The program will include both:

  • Training and mentorship in curriculum, teaching, and learning.
  • Initiating, designing and conducting innovative research relevant to the field of health professions education and practice.

More info: Fellowship Call and Application_2018 -19 – March 11 deadline

For Inquiries:

The Foundational Elements of Applied Simulation Theory (FEAST)

Application deadline: March 23, 2018

The Foundational Elements of Applied Simulation Theory (FEAST) curriculum is a special series of small group sessions developed by the Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) and the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC).

Enrolment is limited to those applicants who have been accepted into an existing Fellowship (with a substantial time commitment to simulation) for the upcoming academic year. FEAST sessions (with limited exceptions) will be held on Wednesdays between 8:30am – 12:00pm and the course will run from July 2018 to June 2019.

More info: FEAST 2018-19

FEAST Director: Dr. Purnima Rao,

DIME/uOSSC Healthcare Education Scholars Program (HESP) 2018

Application deadline for 2018-2019: April 3, 2018

The overall goal of the Healthcare Education Scholars Program is to enhance the knowledge of educators and to foster a sense of academic scholarship in healthcare education. We provide theoretical scaffolding to those activities that our clinician educators take part in on a daily basis, as well as promote a deeper understanding of how these activities relate to our goal of producing more effective healthcare providers. If you know of anyone in your Department or Division who may be interested in the Healthcare Education Scholars Program or if you have further questions, please contact DIME for the application form and brochure

More info: HESP 2018-19 Application

Director: or 562-5800 ext. 8092