Steps for Conducting Research

Are you interested in conducting research at the Glen Sather Clinic?

Here are the five steps you need to know:

  • Step 1: Inform the Glen Sather Clinic of interest to conduct research

    Complete and submit the GSSMC Research Proposal Summary Form and a copy of your Canadian Common CV (for information, visit https://ccv-cvc.ca/indexresearcher-eng.frm).  

    Approval by the GSSMC Research Office and GSSMC Research Committee is based on scope, clinic impact, rationale, concept, data collection, recruitment procedures, timeline and overlapping projects.

    The research office can facilitate and help less experienced researchers in the completion of the GSSMC Research Proposal Summary Form or the Canadian Common CV.

  • Step 2: Develop a full research proposal

    Complete and submit the GSSMC Research Proposal Form.

    The research office can facilitate and help less experienced researchers in the completion of the GSSMC Research Proposal Form.

  • Step 3: Operationalize study within the clinic

    Work with a member of the GSSMC Research Office to finalize how to operationalized the study within the clinic. 

    The goal of this step is to ensure that all aspects of how the study will be operationalized withing the clinic are addressed in a mutually beneficial manner.

  • Step 4: Gain ethics approval and sign research contract

    Complete and submit an ethics proposal to the University of Alberta Research Ethics Board (REB)

    Obtain University of Alberta REB Approval and sign a research agreement with the GSSMC.

    The research office can provide guidance in the process of ethics and grant applications.

  • Step 5: Conduct and complete research

    Provide the GSSMC Research Office with monthly updates throughout the research

    Inform the GSSMC Research Office of study completion and outputs

    The research office can provide guidance and help to identify personnel to collect, manage and analyze data.

*The first four steps must be completed before any data collection can take place within the clinic. Documents should be submitted to the GSSMC Research Office: gssmcresearch@ualberta.ca

Click here to download the steps for conducting research.

For more information on conducting research at the GSSMC, click here to review the policies and procedures.