ICES contacts & locations
ICES Satellite Sites
Under the initial agreement by which ICES received data holdings from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) it was not possible to share the data with researchers outside of the ICES building on the Sunnybrook campus (now called ICES-Central). However, after signing of a new agreement with the MOHLTC in 2005, ICES is now able to make the administrative health data available (under appropriate conditions) to scientists who work outside the Sunnybrook site.
In the spring of 2006, ICES made a proposal to the MOHLTC as part of its renewal application that an ICES satellite site be established at each of the Ontario medical schools and the University of Waterloo. The MOHLTC endorsed the principles of increasing access to high quality data for researchers and building broader capacity for policy-relevant health services research.
ICES satellite sites have been created to expand our capacity to generate high-quality health services research province-wide. Satellite sites create an opportunity for scientists who wish to pursue research aligning with the ICES mission to access ICES’ administrative data from remote locations. This initiative has expanded the capacity of ICES to conduct research that contributes to the effectiveness, quality, equity and efficiency of health care and health services in Ontario. Satellite sites increase the number of scientists and the breadth of scientific expertise available.
In some cases the satellite site supports an ICES Provincial Research Program, as in the case for ICES Kidney, Dialysis and Transplantation (launched Jan 2013) at ICES Western.
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