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Centre for the Study of Complex Childhood Diseases (CSCCD)

PEM is in the process of creating a state-of-the-art research facility that will enable whole body, physiological, pharmacological, neurological and nutritional metabolic translation research for complex childhood diseases (rare disease cohorts, complex care, transplant, cystic fibrosis, asthma, sleep). This Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funded infrastructure support will enable researchers to create a state-of-the-art patient-based research infrastructure, imaging research facilities for animals and human subjects, as well as analytical infrastructure for drug and metabolite analysis of biological fluids. 

PEM provides several  facilities to support our researchers and the wider research community.  Established through infrastructure and equipment grants, these units operate on a cost-recovery model.  

SickKids is one of the few institutions in the world capable of hosting an initiative as visionary and as comprehensive as the CSCCD. The CSCCD will be critical for the translation of research discoveries into improvements in care for children afflicted with complex disease. Learn more about the CSCCD.

The Centre for the Study of Complex Childhood Diseases


CSCCD normally neither requires nor requests co-authorship on studies using data generated solely on a fee-for-service basis by our facilities. In cases where significant intellectual contributions have been made, co-authorship may be appropriate, following usually-accepted scientific practice.

However, in order to satisfy reporting requirements of our funding partners, and to monitor our scientific impact, we require that customers acknowledge work performed by CSCCD. This can be done in either or both of the following ways:

  1. In the acknowledgments section of peer-reviewed publications, when CSCCD personnel have been especially helpful (in study design, data interpretation, or technology selection), and where the author(s) feel that it is warranted, the following sentence should be incorporated: The authors wish to thank [name of CSCCD employee(s) and/or director(s)] of The Centre for the Study of Complex Childhood Diseases, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada for assistance with [activities or services performed].
  2. In the body text of peer-reviewed publications (for example, in Methods and Materials or Results sections), when CSCCD has provided a service, the following language should be used: [Service] was performed by The Centre for the Study of Complex Childhood Diseases, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.

We will also be pleased to receive notification when customers publish papers acknowledging CSCCD.