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Our Facilities

Clinical Investigation Unit

Our Phase 1 unit is among the few Phase 1 units in Canada located within a major tertiary care facility: in this case, the University Hospital. Our 3,300-square-foot, eight-bed hospital ward is designed to assess a drug’s safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and tolerability in a controlled environment. Services include a clinical trials laboratory, 24/7 pharmacy with drug labelling and IV preparation, and on-site MRI, PET, and CT.

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Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone

AHS Edmonton Zone (EZ) provides health services to 1.7 million people across central and northern Alberta, including specialized services such as trauma and burn treatment, organ transplants, and high-risk obstetrics. AHS EZ also provides home care, rural and Aboriginal health outreach programs, telehealth, continuing care, public health, specialty clinics, mental health services, and rehabilitation and prevention programs.

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Cross Cancer Institute

The CCI is northern Alberta’s leading centre to prevent, research, and treat cancer. The centre provides inpatient and outpatient services, advanced medical care and support, and education for patients and doctors. The CCI’s Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) has an active clinical trial program with state-of-the-art care and equipment. It employs over 60 qualified investigators across multiple health disciplines and more than 50 clinical trial nurses and coordinators to support industry and academic studies.

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

With 224 beds, the Glenrose is the largest free-standing tertiary rehabilitation hospital in Canada. It serves patients of all ages who need complex therapy to restore their quality of life. As a leading teaching hospital, the Glenrose offers research, technology, and training programs for health professionals. The hospital has 220 researchers and 145 research affiliates running 661 active research studies.

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Kaye Edmonton Clinic

The 670,000-square-foot Kaye is home to teams of specialists and 80 outpatient clinics in the areas of surgery, medicine, family and senior care, orthopedics, and neuroscience. The Kaye provides ambulatory services to more than one million patients every year. It also allows rural Albertans to stay in their homes while keeping them connected to the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment.

Dale Sheard Centre for Solutions in Women’s Health

The Dale Sheard Centre for Solutions in Women’s Health is a dedicated research space available for researchers and clinicians that study women’s health issues at all ages and stages of life, including reproductive health and preconception, pregnancy, mental health, urogynecology, mature women’s health, and ovarian and gynecologic cancer. The space is equipped with three interview rooms, four examination rooms, touchdown computers, medication storage and preparation room, laboratory specimen collection room, meeting room with telehealth and AV capabilities; and portable telehealth capability in all rooms. This facility opened in 2018 and it is located at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women.

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Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

The Mazankowski is a world leader in complex cardiac care and surgery. Its team of cardiologists, surgeons, care professionals, researchers, and teachers are helping prevent, detect, treat, and study cardiovascular disease. The institute has two research centres, the Alberta Cardiovascular and Stroke Research Centre (ABACUS) and the Cardiovascular Research Centre (CVRC). It has the largest cardiac surgery training program and second-largest cardiology training program in Canada.

Royal Alexandra Hospital

The RAH provides expert care for people from all demographics. As one of Alberta’s largest surgical facilities, the RAH is leading the development of minimally invasive surgery, which helps patients heal faster and return to their lives sooner. The RAH has 678 beds, 69 NICU beds, and 25 operating theatres. Every year it conducts 4,000 joint surgeries and sees 72,500 emergency visits. The RAH is also Canada’s leader in robotic surgery with than 300 procedures performed each year.

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Stollery Children’s Hospital

The Stollery is a children’s hospital for cardiac surgery and major organ transplants. It contains neonatal and pediatric ICUs, a pediatric thrombosis program, and a number of other clinics for children. The hospital is part of the Canadian Neonatal Network and conducts over 9,000 surgeries each year. It was the first hospital in Canada to perform a pediatric auto-islet transplant and is a major referral centre for the Berlin Heart.

University Hospital

The University Hospital is an 885-bed research and teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta and run by AHS. With a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and over 700,000 patients each year, it’s one of the leading health sciences centres in the country. Services include cardiac surgery and care, an organ transplant program, a neuroscience ICU, and a world-recognized burn treatment unit.

Canadian BioSample Repository (CBSR)

CBSR is the only contract clinical research biobank in Canada. Located in the Li Ka Shing building at the University of Alberta, our 260 square meter/2800 square-foot facility is designed to provide regulatory-grade sample processing, storage, retrieval and shipping in support of Investigator Initiated Studies and Pharma studies. CBSR follows a cost-recovery model for budget constrained investigators.

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Partner Facilities

We work with Alberta’s leading centres of excellence in a wide range of therapeutic areas. From science to methodology, from clinics to procedures, we and our partner institutes and organizations are here to support your research. Together we can bring about better medicine and better outcomes.


Alberta Diabetes Institute

Started in 2007, the Alberta Diabetes Institute is a research facility at the University of Alberta that translates discoveries into applications to prevent, treat, and cure diabetes. The 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art institute houses the university’s diabetes investigators and trainees. The institute’s research includes cellular, molecular, preclinical, clinical, population health, and health outcomes studies in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.


Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services works with other healthcare providers, communities, businesses, and governments to care for the health and wellbeing of four million Albertans throughout their lives. With some 123,000 staff, doctors, and volunteers dedicated to making a difference in the lives of Albertans, they’re the cornerstone of Alberta’s health system and Canada’s largest healthcare provider.

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Canadian VIGOUR Centre

The Canadian VIGOUR Centre is an ARO made up of world-famous leaders in cardiovascular medicine and clinical investigation who translate research into practice. The CVC has managed dozens of Phase II and III cardiovascular therapy clinical trials from research study design to publication. Its investigators’ expertise covers regional registries and population health outcomes.


Drug Development and Innovation Centre

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta started the DDIC to help bridge the gap between basic sciences and clinical research. The DDIC designs and improves dosage forms and pharmacopeial standards, connects investigators and sponsors using their specialist network, and offers custom training in pharmaceutical sciences and quality control.


Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Established in 1913, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has some of the finest teachers in the country, including six 3M National Teaching Fellows and five University Cup winners. The faculty is ranked as one of the top 50 clinical and pre-clinical health schools worldwide and places third in Canada for medical research intensity. Right now almost 2,300 clinical trials are running through the combined efforts of the Faculty and AHS.


Institute of Health Economics

The IHE models economics and analytics, reviews health practices and technologies, and allows for the free exchange of knowledge. It supports decision making in health policy and practice using medical, economic, social, and ethical evidence. It also connects government, academic, industry, and healthcare groups to talk about important health issues.


Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology

The LKSIV uses investigators from the Alberta Institute for Viral Immunology and the Centre of Excellence for Viral Hepatitis Research. It searches for new platform technologies, support new animal models, and build a global network of virology investigators and initiatives. Their research includes viral development, vaccine research, and viral therapeutics using viruses like influenza, pox, hepatitis B and C, rubella, herpes, West Nile, and dengue.


University of Alberta

The University of Alberta serves more than 38,000 students in 18 faculties under 370 graduate and undergraduate programs. It’s the fourth-ranked university in Canada, and it has three Canadian Excellence Research Chairs, 68 Rhodes Scholars, and over 100 institutes and centres. It’s also known throughout the world as a leader in research and teaching.


Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute

WCHRI supports research to improve the lives of women and children. It’s the only research institute in Canada that focuses on perinatal, children’s, and women’s health. It offers services to help investigators develop funding applications, staff their projects, and get results. The institute is made up of over 400 leading investigators who care deeply about keeping women and children well.


Zeidler Gastroenterology Health and Research Centre

The University of Alberta’s state-of-the-art Zeidler Gastroenterology Health and Research Centre is the first clinical facility in Canada for gastroenterology patient care and research. Started in 2006, the centre helps investigators focus on inflammatory GI disorders, non-ulcer dyspepsia, gastric infection with Helicobacter pylori, inflammatory bowel disease, viral hepatic and biliary disorders, and related GI cancers.