At a Glance: Research
SickKids Research Institute is an international centre of excellence and innovation – the largest child health research institute in Canada. In this environment, top researchers and health-care experts from all over the world work closely together to improve children’s health. Learn more about the Research Institute.
SickKids Research Institute was supported in 2009-2010 by SickKids Foundation, governments and non-government organizations. Total funding was $172,213,266.
During 2009-2010, the number of funded research projects at SickKids Research Institute, including personnel awards, infrastructure grants and maintenance grants was 2,580.
Clinical Research Studies
Clinical advances can only be made after careful and reliable investigation; improvements in patient care rely on the results of clinical research. At the Research Institute, all active clinical protocols – research studies involving human subjects – go through a rigorous approval process and screening by the Research Ethics Board.
Research Institute Staff
SickKids Research Institute is staffed by renowned, extraordinary scientists and staff. See profiles of our researchers.
Our trainees come from all over the world. Their transition to the Research Institute is aided by the Research Training Centre.
CIHR SickKids success rate
CIHR National success rate
Articles by SickKids scientists are published in leading international journals including The Lancet, Nature Cell Biology, Pediatrics, Obesity, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Nature Neuroscience, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Current Biology, Diabetes, American Journal Of Respiratory And Critical Care Medicine, and many others.
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