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ICES Central

ICES Central

ICES opened its doors on the campus of Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 1992. Over the past 22 years ICES has grown in size - from less than 10 to over 350 staff and scientists.

Beginning in 2007, ICES began a program of geographic dispersion by opening secure data facilities at strategic locations across Ontario. The original ICES, renamed ICES Central, remains on the campus of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

  • ICES Queen's - opened in 2007
  • ICES uOttawa - opened in 2010
  • ICES UofT - opened in 2012
  • ICES Western - opened in 2012
  • ICES McMaster - opened in 2016

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Announcements & Events

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Recent Publications


Recent ICES Grants

  • Improving transition of care and outcomes of cardiovascular disease using an innovative big data approach

    Principal investigator: Ko D

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Foundation Grant
    2017-2024; $2,005,020
  • An evaluation of survival, patient reported outcomes, and costs for advanced gastrointestinal cancers

    Principal investigator: Coburn N
    Principal knowledge user: Kennedy E
    Knowledge users: Barbera L, Law C, Mittmann N, Moody L, Wei A
    Co-applicants: Bubis L, Chan K, Earle C, Karanicolas P, Mahar A, Paszat L, Sutradhar R
    Collaborators: Booth C, Darling G,  Eisen A, Finnerty D (patient advisor), Porter G, Viola R

    Dr. Natalie Coburn and her co-investigators have received a Partnerships for Health System Improvement for Cancer Control Operating Grant through the Canadian Institute of Health Research. The team has been awarded $758,176 over four years with 20% matching through the Sherif and MaryLou Hanna Chair in Surgical Oncology Research Chair, to conduct population health cancer research in collaboration with patients, decision-makers and knowledge users. The goals of the project are to look at patient-reported outcomes, costs and survival among patients diagnosed with advanced gastrointestinal cancers. This project is unique in that it combines patient and physician opinion to determine meaningful research questions and produce results that can be used by patients.

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant
    2017-2021; $947,717
  • Population-based assessment of opioid use before and after total joint arthroplasty

    Principal investigator: Ravi B
    Co-investigators: Gomes T, Juurlink D, Kreder H, Redelmeier D.

    Physicians' Service Incorporated Foundation - PSI, Operating Grant
    2017-2018; $73,906

collaborations & partnerships

Recognizing the importance of partnerships in achieving positive change, ICES has assembled a diverse network of stakeholders, associate scientists and representatives of provincial, national and international health care organizations to collaborate on research initiatives. This active involvement in external relations and stakeholder participation has created a forum for research excellence, policy debate and effective, sustainable change, while also expanding the capacity for research in Canada.

Over the years, ICES has strengthened its long-term relationships, while forging new alliances to support emerging areas of research.

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Recent Awards & Recognitions

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