Research Office

As an academic department within the Cumming School of Medicine, we are committed to the highest quality research for the benefit of our patients and society as a whole. Here you will find information and links to support academic research through the University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the province of Alberta. U of C resources are outlined in the tabs below. Provincial resources for the conduct of high quality clinical research are available through the Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC), an initiative supported by Alberta Innovates in partnership with a number of organizations throughout the province. Resources include training recommendations, tools for navigating and managing the various stages of clinical research, a summary of ongoing studies within Alberta, and a clinical research glossary. The ACRC provides links to other provincial clinical research stakeholders, including the Calgary Centre for Clinical Research and AHS. AHS resources for researchers can be accessed through the following website or by emailing research.administration@ahs.ca.

The Department’s Research Office is located on the 9th floor of the North Tower and is coordinated by Christina Hirota, PhD. Our intent is to help members, especially new faculty members, to navigate research-related processes (i.e. funding application, legal, ethics, research accounting) and to foster research collaborations between Department members and scientists in the various research institutes. We have established links to the Office of the Associate Dean, Research (OADR) through Jenna Slobozian (j.slobozian@ucalgary.ca) who is the CSM Research Facilitator. The OADR has recently added Ryan Gabel to their team, as Research Grants Development Officer (rgabel@ucalgary.ca). Ryan will focus on CIHR priority-driven initiatives along with other large scale health research funding opportunities.

Note that all University of Calgary employees are required to complete core training as outlined in the “Health & Safety” tab, regardless of their involvement in research. Please ensure you have completed the required training.


  • Health & Safety

    Health & Safety


  • Ethics & Compliance

    Ethics & Compliance


  • Research Funding

    Research Funding


  • Research Highlight

    Research Highlight

Contact Us

Dr. Ann Clarke, Vice Chair – Research
Email: dom.research@ucalgary.ca

Dr. Christina Hirota
Email: chirota@ucalgary.ca