Research Services

Clinical Research Unit (CRU)

The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) offers families in Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut the opportunity to participate in many different research studies at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. CRU staff are highly trained and qualified in pediatric research processes and can answer questions from parents and patients about child health research and participation in studies. The CRU offers researchers at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba access to world class facilities, equipment, and services for conducting research, as well as administrative support.

Microscopy Platform

The Microscopy Platform at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba offers a wide array of the latest technologies in biological imaging for cells and tissues, which are made available to both CHRIM scientists and other researchers on a user cost basis. Access to this equipment requires in-person training. A trained CHRIM user will receive swipe card access to the microscope room and an online user account for booking the equipment. External users will not receive swipe card access and must be admitted by platform staff.

Equipment provided as part of the platform:

View list of user fees here.

Certified users may sign in to book equipment by clicking on the above links.

For more information or to inquire about training, contact the platform manager Gerald Stelmack: or 204-789-3778.

Bioinformatics Core Laboratory

The Bioinformatics Core Laboratory at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) is engaged in the analysis of large scale multi-omics data. We provide computational expertise and resources for the design and analysis of high throughput bio-analytically measured data and for comparisons and integration with metadata available from CHRIM knowledge bases. We employ both standard and novel methods for the analysis of these data in order to extract the maximum biological information from them. The Bioinformatics Core Laboratory will provide state-of-the-art, secure, regulatory-compliant and customized solutions to address research needs at CHRIM and all stakeholders in the health sciences research cluster.

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Biostatistical Consulting Services

The George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation offers a data science platform that can help researchers with the development, management, analysis, and linkage of clinical, administrative, and other data resources for patient-oriented research. Included in this is a biostatistics consulting unit.