As part of the ABJHI research intake process, a research application must be submitted.
ABJHI welcomes applications for data extracts and/or to collaborate on research projects in areas that fit with our research priorities.
The ABJHI Data Repository contains data on bone and joint health patients from multiple custodians (AHS and physicians). The picture below (drop down 'Data Repository') demonstrates the type of data that may be available. Please note: the time periods, comprehensiveness of data collection, and scope of available data may vary between data sources (e.g. some data is available for all bone and joint patients, while other data is limited to select surgical procedures). The availability of data will depend upon the specific needs of your application.
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 outlined below.
Allocation of ABJHI resources to support and/or collaborate on research is determined based on:
- Fit with research priorities;
- Potential patient impact;
- Feasibility of research; and
- Availability of funding and resources.
All research projects must be ethically approved, and applications that include requests for data from the ABJHI repository must undergo review by our Research Advisory Committee. Requests for simple data extractions and/or analyses require application and review but may not require oversight by the full committee. Such requests are determined at the discretion of ABJHI following established intake criteria. The Research Advisory Committee meets quarterly, and applications must be received three weeks prior to be considered for review:
NOTE: The application fee of $1,600 covers expenses related to the application review process and preparation of data extracts. Complex data extractions and/or research projects may require additional costs. In these cases, all incremental costs would be submitted to the researcher for approval prior to beginning any work. Should the request be rejected at any stage of the process, a pro-rated refund will be issued.
ABJHI accepts PayPal or cheque. After submitting the application form below, you will be automatically taken to PayPal to process payment of the application fee. Alternatively, you can mail a cheque payable to Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute to the address below:
Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute
400, 3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4Z6