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Services for Researchers


Beginning in March 2014 as part of the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU), ICES has provided non-ICES researchers, students and knowledge users with access to its data through the ICES Data & Analytic Services division (DAS). The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOH and MOLTC) and the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS) have partnered to fund the OSSU as part of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR).

ICES scientists and data experts have been developing and expanding the ICES data repository – a vast, secure array of linked and encoded health-related data. This data has been used to make scientific and policy-relevant discoveries that have helped to inform the delivery of evidence-based healthcare in Ontario, across Canada and abroad.

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A growing network across Ontario

ICES is located on the campus of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and has physical sites at Queen’s University in Kingston the University of Ottawa, the University of Toronto, Western University in London, and McMaster University in Hamilton. A sixth site opened in 2018 at the Health Sciences North Research Institute in Sudbury, in partnership with Laurentian University and NOSM University.