Research Intake

Since 2004, ABJHI has been a trusted partner in bone and joint health research—studying health systems delivery, analyzing data, and supporting implementation to improve health outcomes for Albertans with bone and joint conditions.

As ABJHI expands its role in evaluating and improving bone and joint health care and outcomes, its services are being expanded through research and research support. This includes providing data, trainees and working closely with both clinical and academic professionals. Data custodians of the ABJHI data repository may request their own data at any time, apart from the intake process. If the custodian wishes to link their data with data from other custodians, or have analysis completed for their data, the request will proceed through the research intake process.


ABJHI may respond to research requests for feasibility, providing up to 2 hours of complimentary initial project discussion and/or exploration into ABJHI’s data repository. Research inquiries can be sent to


It is vital that ABJHI manages its resources so that research projects undertaken are properly resourced and achieve highest standards of excellence. As part of the ABJHI research intake process, an application form and fee must be submitted to ABJHI (Research Application).

The Research Advisory Committee guides ABJHI on appropriate uses of the current bone and joint data repository for the purposes of research, in relation to the ABJHI strategic plan and research priorities, and to ensure that the work of AJBHI has maximum impact. Requests for simple data extractions and/or analyses require application and review but may not require oversight by the full committee.

ABJHI use of the data repository must abide by the following: Health Information Act; Affiliation agreements between ABJHI and custodians; AHS Privacy Standard for non-identifying health information/ IPO-2013-0004.