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CLS Database Research

Applies to internal and external researchers requesting database extracts for research purposes only. Database research is subject to Scientific and Ethics Review and CLS operational approval appropriate for the Classification of Research.

Criteria for Database Research are as follows:
  • Project meets the requirements of the Health Information Act for the appropriate use of health information for research
  • Project meets Scientific  & Ethics requirements
  • Researcher has funds available to cover costs for data extraction
  • Project feasibility (scope and availability of data elements in the provincial Lab Information Systems)
  • Availability of Data Analyst technical resources
  • Research has been subject to CLS Privacy review with respect to security and confidentiality of information

For internal research requests for data, please contact the CLS Research Office.

Please complete request form: OP7076 Request for Data Research Form.

Database Research Process