What’s New in Research & Performance Support? January 2018

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What’s New in Research & Performance Support? January 2018


Operational Approval Forms Have Been Updated

Please note that a new form for Operational Approval has been released and can now be found at http://www.rqhealth.ca/department/research-and-performance/operational-approval. This new version highlights changes in the pharmacy department that impact their resources to support research.

Services are available through Research and Performance Support

RPS staff can assist you with all of the steps in a project cycle. There is no fee to access support from the research department. However, research that has received any type of external funding may be subject to a cost-recovery assessment. Requests will vary in complexity, but the following guidelines should be taken into consideration when requesting support services. A researcher, however, will be able to provide you with a better estimate when he/she is provided with greater detail about the study.

A. Research Administration
Assistance preparing Research Ethics Board application
Recruiting/training research assistants
Identifying potential funding sources for research
Facilitation of contract negotiation/Data sharing agreements
Development of study budget for grant proposal
Research account set up/administration

Minimum Time Required
2-3 weeks
1-2 months
1-2 weeks
1-3 months
1-2 weeks
1 week

B. Surveys
Survey design (Basic QI/QA type projects) 
Survey design (more complex research projects)
Hosting survey on REDCap

Minimum Time Required
2 weeks
2-4 weeks
1-2 weeks

C. Clinical Research
Sample size calculation or power analysis
Identifying/developing suitable data collection tools
Protocol development for a clinical study/clinical trial

Minimum Time Required
1-2 weeks
1-2 months
2-6 months

D. Data Services
Database development (Excel, SPSS, REDCap) 
Simple data analysis & interpretation (descriptive/basic stats)
Complex data linkage, analysis & interpretation

Minimum Time Required
2-3 weeks
2-4 weeks
2-3 months

E. Writing & Editing Services
Manuscript review/editing
Grant proposal review/editing
Assistance writing a grant proposal

Minimum Time Required
2 weeks
2 weeks
2-3 months

To receive assistance from the Research and Performance Support Department contact the staff researcher assigned to support your area.


If you do not see your area listed below or if you have any general inquiries, please contact the Director of Research & Performance Support, Dr. Elan Paluck at elan.paluck@saskhealthauthority.ca (Tel: 306-766-5209).

Area of ResponsibilityContactEmail Address
AnesthesiologyDr. Muhammad Siddiquimuhammad.siddiqui@saskhealthauthority.ca
CardiologyDr. Muhammad Siddiquimuhammad.siddiqui@saskhealthauthority.ca
Choosing Wisely/Antimicrobial StewardshipDr. Jason Vanstone jason.vanstone@saskhealthauthority.ca
Clinical Appropriateness/Clinical Quality Improvement ProgramMichelle Degelmanmichelle.degelman@saskhealthauthority.ca
DermatologyDr. Mamata Pandeymamata.pandey@saskhealthauthority.ca
Diagnostic ImagingAdam Clayadam.clay@saskhealthauthority.ca
Emergency MedicineDr. Erwin Karremanerwin.karreman@saskhealthauthority.ca
Family MedicineDr. Michelle McCarronmichelle.mccarron@saskhealthauthority.ca
General SurgeryDr. Erwin Karreman erwin.karreman@saskhealthauthority.ca
Infectious DiseasesDr. Mamata Pandeymamata.pandey@saskhealthauthority.ca
Internal MedicineDr. Muhammad Siddiqui
& Adam Clay


NeonatologyDr. Mamata Pandeymamata.pandey@saskhealthauthority.ca
NephrologyWarren Berrywarren.berry@saskhealthauthority.ca
NeurologyWarren Berrywarren.berry@saskhealthauthority.ca
Obstetrics/GynecologyDr. Erwin Karremanerwin.karreman@saskhealthauthority.ca
OphthalmologyAli Bellali.bell@saskhealthauthority.ca
Palliative CareDr. Michelle McCarronmichelle.mccarron@saskhealthauthority.ca
Pediatrics/NeonatologyDr. Mamata Pandeymamata.pandey@saskhealthauthority.ca
Physical RehabilitationDr. Muhammad Siddiquimuhammad.siddiqui@saskhealthauthority.ca
Population/Public HealthAli Bellali.bell@saskhealthauthority.ca
PsychiatryDr. Erwin Karremanerwin.karreman@saskhealthauthority.ca