Research Services

Research Support Unit (RSU)

The Research Support Unit (RSU) gives researchers at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba access to world class facilities, equipment, and services for conducting their research, as well as administrative support. Our 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.

Families in Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut are offered the opportunity to participate in our research studies, as we tackle tough medical issues with study outcomes that are helping shape the health of children today and in future generations.

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Microscopy Platform

The Microscopy Platform at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba offers a wide array of instruments for the 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.

COVID Guidelines Effective Aug. 2022

The microscopy platform resume normal operations effective Aug. 2022 under the guidance of the University of Manitoba and CHRIM. Users are required to wear approved mask coverings.


  • Zeiss LSM700 Spectral Confocal Microscope
  • iCys Research Imaging Cytometer (currently unavailable)
  • Zeiss Epifluorescence Microscope
  • Olympus Epifluorescence and Calcium Imaging Microscope
  • Olympus Epifluorescence Microscope with Chamber
  • Lung Slice Imaging Microscope (upon request)
  • Zeiss Brightfield Microscope

Microscopy Platform FeesUser fees as of March 1, 2020

The CHRIM Microscopy Platform will switch to Clustermarket effective Aug. 28, 2022 to make and manage bookings. Please contact the platform manager Andrew Tse ( for an invitation, training, or consultations.

Bioinformatics Core Facility

The Bioinformatics Core Facility at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) supports the analysis of a wide variety of large-scale “omic” experiments. We provide computational expertise and resources for the design and analysis of high-throughput studies. We employ standard methods to extract the maximum biological information and provide consulting services to aid in the interpretation of the results. The

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Biostatistical Consulting Services

Teaching materials for the biostatistics portion of our annual Academic Skills and Knowledge (ASK) curriculum are available here.

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.

Paediatric trainees are reminded that they are eligible for five free hours of statistical consultation from CHI.