BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute provides institution-wide support for research data collection, management and analysis, supported by secure research IT infrastructure that enables the complex and diverse activities of one of Canada’s top biomedical research institutions. We provide a research specific service portfolio that covers high-performance computing, clinical research systems, and centralized data platforms including REDCap, OpenSpecimen, Oracle and others. We work closely with researchers to provide training, project consultation, and troubleshoot technical issues under a self-serve support model that emphasizes user training and education. 

Our talk will focus on a variety of technologies and services in use at the institute to meet the needs of our researchers. We will describe our set of integrated administrative tools that provide efficient services to our users. We will also share our perspective on some of the challenges and opportunities in the health research domain.


Gurm Dhugga

Director, Research IM.IT, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

Samantha Walkow

Research Data Coordinator, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute