Tools for Our Researchers

Navigating Research can be a time consuming task at any institution. When conducing research across organizations, the complexity seems that much more overwhelming. WE-SPARK Health Institute is the central hub for health research across our partner organizations. We can guide researchers through the processes that are essential for moving research forward and for engaging the community –contact us directly to help you navigate the system –

Igniting Connections Collaboration Platform

Igniting Connections Collaboration Platform Windsor-Essex is known for its partnerships and community connections. At WE-SPARK Health Institute, collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. We have learned that Windsor-Essex has all the expertise we need to drive discovery and solutions, we just need help finding each other to make it happen. Our Igniting Connections Collaboration Platform is here to field your requests, and see how WE-SPARK can help you move forward.   Submit a Request

Research Registry

Research Registry If you are a researcher and would like to have your study listed on our Research Registry, please click the button below.   Research Registry Request


REDCap REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.

Grant Success

Grant Success Finding Funding Opportunities How to Use Pivot to Find Funding Opportunities Grant Writing Workshops   CIHR Support Pre-Award Steps Post-Award Steps What CIHR Grant is Best for What I Want to Do? SWORP Tools SWORP General Timeline Steps Needed for Students to Access Patient Charts for Research Projects at Windsor Regional Hospital RA Salary Form

Research Ethics Boards

Research Ethics Boards Resources and tools to help you understand and navigate the REB processes at our partner organizations.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement Coming soon!

Knowledge Translation

Knowledge Translation The WE-SPARK Knowledge Translation Cycle  “Knowledge Translation (KT) is a process of exchange between researchers and ‘knowledge users’ designed to make relevant research information available and accessible to stakeholders for use in learning, practice, planning and policy-making.” Our WE-SPARK Knowledge Translation (KT) Committee develops tools to support researchers at all stages of the KT cycle. These tools will help you translate and apply research information to inspire and drive change. We are continuously adding and updating these tools, so check back often.     1. What is KT? KT Processes and Strategies KT Toolkit (Coming 2021) 2. KT Planning KT Planning Checklist KT Planning Checklist Worksheet Support Successful Collaborations - Acronyms Tips for KT Planning 3. KT Development The Infographic Guide Virtual Infographic Workshop (Recording Coming Soon) 4. KT Implementation The Infographic Guide Virtual Infographic Workshop (Recording Coming Soon) 5. Ongoing KT Evaluation…

Statistical Data Analysis and Data Management

Statistical Data Analysis and Data Management Looking for Statistical Expertise?   Being a WE-SPARK Health Institute member and a formal affiliation with the University provides access to the statistical expertise of the Academic Data Centre (ADC) at the Leddy Library. The ADC can provide access to a variety of statistical and GIS software packages as well as individual consultation for statistical consultation with your research projects.  The Academic Data Centre in Leddy Library provides support for all aspects of research data management, from writing a plan to implementing it to archiving data securely after the project completes. This is important as funding agencies move toward requiring researchers to have Data Management Plans (DMP) as part of their grant applications.     The Academic Data Centre   Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)   WE-SPARK Health Institute, with support provided by UWindsor IT services and ORIS, has acquired REDCap on behalf of our health researchers. REDCap is a secure web application…

Research Navigation

Research Navigation If you are looking to contact someone at our partner institutions, here are some key research contacts: Research Services: Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, Department of Research and Evaluation Services Contact: Marla Jackson, Manager, Research and Innovation St. Clair College, Applied Research and Development Contact: Peter Wawrow, Director, Applied Research and Development University of Windsor, Office of Research and Innovation Contact: Ingrid Qemo, Health Research Coordinator Windsor Regional Hospital, Office of Research Contact: Grace Park, Coordinator   Providing you with the tools to understand the research processes makes for easier navigation across our partner organizations.  Fresh Tissue Trials Fresh Tissue Trial Overview Fresh Tissue Trial Process Map UWindsor Adjunct Professor Status The Benefits of Becoming a WE-SPARK Member and UWindsor Adjunct Biobanking Coming soon Clinical Trials Coming soon