Behind every PHRI Principal Investigator is a great study team – and behind them lies a rich support system of highly skilled resources comprised of program management, statistical analysis, communication technologies and data centre, contract negotiation, financial services, QA and regulatory compliance, laboratories and biobanking. Our approach focuses on scientific integrity and reliability across all stages and needs of global studies and clinical trials.

Program Management

Working closely with the principal investigator(s) from initial design to completion and publication, our program directors, program managers and research coordinators support study conduct, including activity at investigative sites, sponsors internationally, and more.

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Statistical Analysis and Biometric Programming

PHRI's Statistics department contributes to design, statistical analysis and data management reporting of studies. Our analysts work on large-scale multinational clinical trials, registries and epidemiological projects, ensuring a robust, reliable data platform to support sound statistical analyses and innovative methodology.

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Financial Services

The Financial Services team at PHRI works with researchers to develop budgets for grant applications and proposals, track finances throughout the conduct of the study, generate financial reports for management and external funders, and more.

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Contract Management

The Contracts Team at PHRI supports all aspects of PHRI’s research and business needs by navigating through international laws and national regulations and negotiating with stakeholders such as private and public funding sources, collaborators and investigative sites in over 100 countries, national leaders’ offices, and service providers.

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QA and Regulatory Compliance

The Quality Assurance (QA) Department supports research teams by developing and enforcing policies and procedures to ensure quality across all stages of research.

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Research Specimen and Supply Management

The Research Specimen and Supply Management (RSSM) department at PHRI sources, procures, and distributes healthcare supplies and devices for PHRI studies around the world; with an emphasis on creating, packaging, labeling, and shipping biological specimen collection kits.

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Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory

Guillaume Pare and his GMEL team explore the genetic risk of heart attacks, strokes, obesity and dementia; discover key genes and biological pathways involved in late-onset diseases; and establish the clinical importance of polygenic risk scores in individuals with premature heart attacks, and more.

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Biobanking

The joint biobank operations by PHRI, McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences for the past 25 years has yielded impressive capacity.

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