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Ottawa Hospital Research Institute 2013–2014 Annual Report

Our Research

800%
Growth in funds received from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research since 2000
3rd
4th
Rank in terms of total research revenues
among all Canadian hospitals (2013, RE$EARCHInfosource)
1st
Rank in research intensity (funding per researcher)
among Top 5 Canadian research hospitals (2013, RE$EARCHInfosource)
1,042
Scientific papers published in 2013
by researchers at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Top 5%
Rank for global impact
of our scientific publications (2013, SCImago Institutional Rankings)
2 of 3
National Emerging Research Networks awarded to The Ottawa Hospital
by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in February 2014
50
Active patent families under management in 2013–2014
by our Technology Transfer Office
888
Active external grants, contracts and salary awards
1,586
Active clinical research projects
This includes all projects in which patients, health-care workers, students or volunteers have agreed to participate. This can include being interviewed, taking a survey, allowing biological samples to be analyzed, or testing new procedures, devices or drugs.
624
160
New clinical trials in 2013-2014
$76.5M
External research grants and contracts
10:1
Ratio of external research funding leveraged to every $1 donated
by the community through The Ottawa Hospital Foundation
221
Agencies and companies funding our research
5
Number of Research Programs
3

Our People

113
Top 0.003%
Rank of Dr. David Moher among the world's top biomedical researchers,
making the list of the 400 most influential biomedical researchers in the world (out of a total of 15 million researchers identified) published by the European Journal of Clinical Investigation.
4
Officers of the Order of Canada
In 2013, Dr. Michael Rudnicki was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada , bringing to four the number of our scientists who have been bestowed with this honour. The others are Drs. Michel Chrétien, Antoine Hakim and Ronald Worton.
2005
Year Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw spearheaded first major grant for Cochrane Canada
This grant consolidated Cochrane Canada, which started in 1993 as the Canadian Cochrane Collaboration. In December 2013, on behalf of Cochrane Canada and as its director, Dr. Grimshaw received the CIHR Knowledge Translation Award in recognition of its “outstanding contribution to the health of Canadians.” Cochrane Canada provides physicians and patients with the most up-to-date and credible source of information to guide their treatment choices.
2
492
Investigators
Our investigators are generally physicians, nurses, or other health-care professionals at The Ottawa Hospital who are engaged in research while remaining active in clinical practice.
415
Trainees
Our trainees conduct much of the hands-on research and come up with many of the innovative ideas for new studies. Trainees include graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, undergraduates and summer students. Most students are from the University of Ottawa.
749
Research and Support Staff
Support staff members coordinate clinical trials, manage research programs and operate sophisticated laboratory equipment. They also take care of health and safety, commercialization, finance and other areas of administration.
1,769
Total of scientists, investigators, trainees, research and support staff

Our Facilities

173
DNA replication machines
214,000
Square feet of dedicated basic and clinical research space
1
(and only one) Ottawa Methods Centre!
We established the Ottawa Methods Centre to promote and facilitate methodological excellence. It is home to internationally recognized experts in clinical trial design, data management and statistics.
3
Operational clinical-grade cell and virus manufacturing laboratories
These manufacturing facilities produce biotherapeutics for use in human clinical trials, such as the ENACT-AMI trial.
56
7,345
3
Campuses at which we conduct our research

For more about our vision, strategic directions and leadership team, please see About Us.

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