This next module addresses information specific to industry-sponsored clinical trials in which the funding is held by one of the hospital corporations, instead of through Faculty of Health Sciences. Also included is information regarding commercialization of research discoveries.
8.1 Clinical Research at St. Joseph's Heathcare Hamilton
Please download and read through this comprehensive set of St. Joseph's Heathcare Hamilton Research Guidelines that outline funding, accounting, etc. information for research being conducted under the jurisdiction of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.
All SJH-based research staff are invited to become members of the Clinical Research Network (CR Net), which meets on the third Wednesday of each month at noon for presentations on topics that affect our work. CR Net also circulates the "Question of the Week" via email. If you would like to be added to the CR Net contact list, please let Catherine Gill Pottruff know.
8.2 HHS Research Administration
HHS Research Administration provides support to researchers within HHS, in terms of Research Finance, Research Human Resources and Research Ethics. They also handle agreements for research conducted at any of the HHS sites. This Office works closely with their counterparts at the SJH Research Administration Office as well as the Health Research Services of the Faculty of Health Sciences. For more information, please go to:
Health Research Services Researcher Support
8.3 McMaster Industry Liasion Office (MILO)
The McMaster Industry Liasion Office (MILO) is a division of the Research and nternational Affairs Office of McMaster University. Their main focus is the protection of intellectual property, the commercialization of research discoveries and the collaboration between industry, the faculty researchers and the University. Specific services include filing for patents, copyright protection, negotiation of contracts and assisting with funding for project development and commercialization. MILO's webpage with complete information and contacts can be found here:
McMaster Industry Liaision Office (MILO).