Research is an integral part of our work at the Foustanellas Endocrine and Diabetes Centre. Our researchers are engaged in many studies both at the national and international level. Some of our physician researchers dedicate more than 70% of their time to research.
Our researchers recruit patients to participate in research to learn more about the nature of diabetes, cholesterol problems and other diseases as well as to test the effectiveness of new drugs, devices or other treatments that may then be approved for general use.
In addition, diabetes research spans three of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s research programs (Chronic Disease, Clinical Epidemiology, Regenerative Medicine) and plans are underway to establish a cross-program Centre dedicated to diabetes research, furthering OHRI’s commitment to finding ways to help people with diabetes living longer, and healthier lives.
Patient Participation in Research Studies
Research volunteers at the Foustenellas Endocrine and Diabetes Centre play a critical role in helping to advance the treatment and understanding of diabetes and other endocrine disorders.
Individuals participating in any research study must meet certain study requirements depending on the study and be willing to sign an informed consent. Informed consent is defined as voluntary consent given by the person (or responsible proxy) to participate in the study after being informed of the methods, procedures and risks and benefits that will result by participating. Consent must be given freely and without undue influence. You have the right to withdraw from the study at any time.