Conduct research within the Lois Hole Hospital Women's Research Centre

Are you interested in conducting research at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women?

Resources at the Lois Hole Hospital Women's Research Centre support research in women’s health at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women—facilitating multi-disciplinary collaboration, building capacity and serving as the bedrock of research excellence for all ages and stages of women’s lives.
The research centre has been made available through the vision and generosity of the partnership between, and donations from Alberta Health Services, the University of Alberta and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. This partnership is exemplified via their investment, along with the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, in the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI). The intention is to have this center available for all women’s and maternal health research (priority) and children’s health research (depending on availability) at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women.  
Activities in the centre will:
  • support research coordinators, investigators, clinicians, patients and their families as they carry out various studies;
  • allow for integration and increased collaboration of clinical and translational research currently underway in the hospital; and,
  • facilitate and expedite enrolment and follow-up for research studies and clinical trials.
Once a research study is approved, research support within the centre may include:
  • Scheduling and room booking                         
  • Facilitating access to research training programs (e.g. Good Clinical Practice)
  • Providing access to on-site research coordinators for assistance with:
    • patient recruitment, evaluation/consent and intervention/treatment
    • sample/specimen collection and treatment
    • outcome measurements
    • follow-up interviews with patients or parents, and health care workers
    • chart review
    • extracting data from electronic records
    • focus groups
    • community or educational interviews
    • facilitating weekend and/or after-hours access if needed.
Research spaces available:
  • Interview rooms (three)
  • Examination rooms (four)                      
  • Touchdown medication storage and prep room                          
  • Laboratory specimen collection room                            
  • Meeting room with tele-health and AV capabilities
  • Portable tele-health capability in all rooms
  • File room for temporary file storage
  • Three touchdown work spaces with AHS computer access and UAlberta data ports for laptop access
  • Equipment nook with locked gate access

AHS guidelines for researchers

If you plan to do research at the centre, please review the women’s health guidelines for researchers.

Additional reference information

Research centre user manual

Research centre user fee schedule

Site map

User acknowledgement

Request access to the research centre



For further information

Contact Cheryl Lux or via phone at (780) 735-6423.

Questions? Please contact WCHRI.