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Participate in Clinical Research

Clinical research is the best way to improve our knowledge of diseases, and develop new treatments and technology to ensure better patient care.

As Canada's largest research hospital, we have countless ongoing studies, and even more in the future - meaning several opportunities for anyone interested in getting involved in clinical research at SickKids. You can be a research participant in a study, you can help advise on research studies, or you could become a member of our Research Family Advisory Committee!

There are several ways you can get involved in clinical research at SickKids. You can take part in research as...

...a research participant

If you’re a patient or a parent of a child receiving care at SickKids, you have the opportunity to participate in a research study! You can also talk to your clinical team about research studies in their area and whether there are opportunities appropriate for your child. 

For more information, get in touch with Clinical Research Services by following the link below! You can also see the different types of research happening at SickKids by visiting Research4Kids for our full study database.

See clinical studies on Research4Kids

...a Research Family Advisor

Research Family Advisors are patients and family members who volunteer their time to enhance patient-oriented research at SickKids. By becoming a member of a research study team, you bring a unique, important patient and family perspective to the research process. We’ll rely on you to provide input and participate in decision-making throughout the research process, from planning to execution and interpretation. 

Get in touch below to learn more about becoming a Research Family Advisor.

Become a Research Family Advisor

...a member of the Research Family Advisory Committee (RFAC)

The RFAC is a committee made up of patients, family members, researchers, and clinicians who volunteer their time to enhance patient-oriented research at SickKids. 

The RFAC meets monthly and provides advice on a wide range of research issues, such as identification of research priorities, reviews of patient facing documentation, input on child and family centeredness of proposals, developing research methodologies and reviews of research findings and knowledge translation materials. 

If you’re interested in becoming a RFAC member, get in touch with us today. 

Join the RFAC

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Contact Clinical Research Services

Contact Clinical Research Services

Have a question about participating in SickKids clinical research? Get in touch with us today!

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What is clinical research?

What is clinical research?

Learn about the different types of health research at SickKids, and how research leads to better health-care by visiting AboutKidsHealth.

Research Ethics Board

Research Ethics Board

The Research Ethics Board is an independent body established by SickKids to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants.

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