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There are several ways that researchers can access ICES data.

Become an ICES Scientist

ICES scientists are independent researchers with a university academic appointment at the level of assistant professor or higher and who have experience using ICES data to conduct health services research. ICES scientists are appointed to the ICES Research Program which best fits their interests and, as such, become members of a network of health services researchers from across Ontario. ICES scientists have access to all ICES data holdings.

Become an ICES Post-Doctoral Trainee, Fellow or Visiting Scholar

The ICES Post-Doctoral Trainee, Fellow and Visiting Scholar Program provides opportunities for researchers from other institutions to work with ICES scientists and staff to learn and share research knowledge and expertise. These opportunities may be supported at any of the ICES Sites.

Become an ICES Student

ICES provides opportunities for graduate students to access Ontario administrative and clinical databases to help them meet the requirements of their graduate degree.

At any given time, ICES has more than 200 Master’s and PhD students working on ICES projects across the ICES network. Many ICES student projects have resulted in high-impact publications, and after completing their graduate program our students have often gone on to have accomplished careers, and many have become ICES scientists.

Collaborate with an ICES Scientist

Non-ICES researchers who wish to collaborate with an ICES scientist on a research project must identify a full status ICES scientist to act as the principal or co-investigator on the grant or project. The full status ICES scientist will participate fully in the research project and will be the responsible party within ICES. They are expected to attend project meetings, co-direct the analysis and ensure that all ICES policies and procedures are followed.

ICES Data & Analytics Services

As part of the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU), ICES provides researchers, students and health system decision-makers with access to its data holdings through ICES Data & Analytic Services (DAS). Accessing data through DAS does not require the collaboration of an ICES scientist.

Research Program Coordinators

Cancer Program: [email protected]

Cardiovascular Program: [email protected]

Chronic Disease & Pharmacotherapy: [email protected]

Kidney, Dialysis & Transplantation: [email protected]

Life Stage: [email protected]

Mental Health & Addictions: [email protected]

Populations & Public Health: [email protected]

Primary Care & Health Systems: [email protected]

Facility Administrators

ICES McMaster: [email protected]

ICES North: [email protected]

ICES Queen’s: [email protected]

ICES uOttawa: [email protected]

ICES UofT: [email protected]

ICES Western: [email protected]