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Research Office

The Research Office facilitates research activities across the organization. It provides corporate-wide services to support the CCO research community scientists and programs with the research process. 

The knowledge generated by CCO scientists and research staff can then be translated into innovations to help improve healthcare in Ontario. 

Strategic Objectives

  • Offer research services including help navigating the research process (legal, financial, privacy, data access and publishing)
  • Foster relationships with partners for funding opportunities and research collaborations
  • Build a foundation for research at CCO and with the research community by offering knowledge translation and exchange activities, knowledge mobilization and maintaining the online CCO Library


Research Office services include:

  • help navigating the CCO research process, including legal, finance, data access, protocols, publishing, funding opportunities, and partnerships or collaborations
  • knowledge transfer and exchange activities
  • library services through the CCO Library, an online resource for our staff to peer-reviewed scientific literature 

Some of our specific services are described below.

Research Rounds

Research Rounds are monthly opportunities to connect with the research community at CCO. Attendees meet CCO colleagues and research partners to learn more about our research and related activities.

2020 Research Rounds
Date Speaker
January 20, 2020 Janet Papadakos, PhD
Provincial Head, Patient Education Princess Margaret Hospital
February 24, 2020 Amanda Sheppard, PhD
Indigenous Cancer Control Unit, Prevention and Cancer Control
March 23, 2020 Cancelled
April 20, 2020 Cancelled
May 25, 2020 Christine P’ng
Lead, Information Design, Analytics & Informatics
Anas Aziz
Analyst, Ontario Renal Network
Doneal Thomas
Subject Matter Expert, Ontario Renal Network
June 22, 2020 TBD
July 20, 2020 TBD
August 24, 2020 TBD
September 21, 2020 Prithwish De, PhD
Director, Surveillance, Cancer Registry, Research Office, Analytics & Informatics
Aniq Anam
Research Associate, Surveillance and Cancer Registry
October 26, 2020 Todd Norwood
Staff Scientist, Surveillance Research, Analytics & Informatics
Laura Seliske
Research Associate, Surveillance Research
Shabnam Balamchi
Senior Analyst, Surveillance Research
November 23, 2020 Brooke Filsinger
Senior Research Associate, Research Office, Analytics & Informatics
Tamer Ahmed
Manager, eCTAS
December 14, 2020 TBD

Dates and speakers are subject to change.

CCO Research Day

This annual meeting provides opportunities for people with an interest in CCO research to: 

  • connect with CCO’s research community and partners
  • learn about leading research at CCO
  • meet CCO-supported scientists and colleagues
  • discuss research issues
  • view posters showcasing research from across CCO

View agenda and presented abstracts from CCO Research Day 2019: Research and Actionable Insights at CCO.

Research Navigation

The Research Office helps scientists and research staff navigate CCO’s research process. CCO is home to many research projects and programs, as well as population-level datasets. The Research Office can provide guidance on:

  • the research process at CCO (including finance, legal and privacy)
  • upcoming competitions, funding opportunities or grant applications (including letters-of-support)
  • agreements for host institutions, data sharing and funding arrangements
  • publication guidance
  • research partnerships and collaborations with people outside of CCO
  • available datasets and how to access them
  • developing customized research protocols

CCO Library

This online resource provides CCO staff with access to peer-reviewed scientific literature (journal holdings, e-books, publications) and library services (including literature searches, training and workshops on search strategies).

For more information about library resources and services, email the CCO Library.

Student Listing

We can help you find students with certain specialties, such as policy, statistics and system planning. 

If you are a student seeking practicum opportunities at CCO, please see Careers for available student positions.

Contact the Research Office

To be added to CCO’s Research Rounds mailing list, find students, get help navigating the CCO research process, or ask questions about research at CCO, email the Research Office.