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

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

The Lois Hole Hospital Women's Research Centre facilitates research in women’s health at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women—supporting multi-disciplinary collaboration, building capacity and serving as the bedrock of research excellence for all ages and stages of women’s lives. The centre is a partnership between WCHRI, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Alberta Health Services (AHS).
The activities in the centre will:
  • support research nurses, investigators, clinicians, patients and their families as they cycle in and out for 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.

For further information

Contact Cheryl Lux for additional information at (780) 735-6423 or