The Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC) is an Academic Research Organization at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, with expertise in clinical research methodology and operations. The AHRC has experience managing more than 50 multi-site, national and international clinical trials and observational studies, and has grown to be one of the largest AROs in Canada.
The AHRC will work closely with the study Investigator(s) to manage this clinical trial, including site selection and site management, study training, study documentation, and project communications. AHRC will coordinate data management activities and will be responsible for developing electronic case report forms (eCRFs), performing data validation activities, providing data outputs and performing statistical analyses.
The AHRC employs industry-leading web-based secure database technology (REDCap and Medidata RAVE™) which incorporate advanced data validation and reporting tools, and allow for faster access to trial data than traditional paper-based data collection tools. Our electronic databases have built-in web-based study randomization tools, and can link with other data systems (e.g. laboratory information systems) to facilitate automatic upload of clinical data to minimize manual entry. The AHRC is using electronic data capture software to manage data for over 30 studies, including more than 20 CIHR-funded multi-centre trials.