REQUEST FOR CONSULTATION GUIDELINES
The Research Department at the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is a specialized unit that provides support services for staff and clinicians affiliated with the SHA. Our hours of operation are from 08:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday.
All requests will be processed and assigned to a researcher within 2 business days. At that point, a researcher will contact you to further discuss your needs and provide a time estimate based upon current workload.
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.
Recognizing that requests vary in complexity, the following guidelines should be taken into consideration when submitting a request for research 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.
|Minimum Time Required|
|Assistance preparing Research Ethics Board Application||2-3 weeks|
|Recruiting/training Research Assistants||1-2 months|
|Identifying potential funding sources for research||1-2 weeks|
|Facilitation of contract negotiation/data sharing agreements||1-3 months|
|Development of study budget for grant proposal||1-2 weeks|
|Research account set-up/administration||1 week|
|Survey design (basic QI/QA type projects)||2 weeks|
|Survey design (more complete research projects)||2-4 weeks|
|Hosting survey on REDCap||1-2 weeks|
|Sample size calculation or power analysis||1-2 weeks|
|Identifying/developing suitable data collection tools||1-2 months|
|Protocol development for a clinical study/trial||2-6 months|
|Database development (Excel, SPSS, R)||2-3 weeks|
|Simple data analysis and interpretation (descriptive/basic statistics)||2-4 weeks|
|Complete data analysis and interpretation (data linkage, modeling, etc.)||2-3 months|
|WRITING AND EDITING SERVICES|
|Manuscript review/editing||2 weeks|
|Grant proposal review/editing||2 weeks|
|Assistance writing a grant proposal||2-3 months|
If you wish to request research consultation, please complete the Research Consultation form.