Applied Health Research Centre

Welcome to the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC)

The AHRC is a leading not-for-profit academic research organization (ARO) fully integrated with the  Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital.  Established in 2009, the AHRC is the only University of Toronto (U of T) affiliated not-for-profit ARO in Toronto.

Visit our website to find out more about what we do.  

Through our main clinical service areas - the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) and the Observational Epidemiology & Qualitative Research Unit (OEQRU) - and our additional business services - Business Operations, Research Informatics, Research Quality and Process, and Business Strategy - we provide our partners with innovative research solutions. Go to Our People to find out more about our team. View our list of 35 featured projects to find out more about what we do.

Our core services include:

  • Study design, methodology, epidemiology, registry science, and qualitative research
  • Biostatistics consulting
  • Protocol and case report form development
  • Project, site, data, and safety management
  • Qualitative data collection, coding, and analysis
  • Quantitative data analysis and medical writing
  • Multi-centre clinical research coordination
  • IT support for clinical research
  • Contracts and financial management
  • Quality assurance

The AHRC also has collaborative relationships with the  Centre for exceLlence in  Economic Analysis Research (offering Health Economics services) and the breaKThrough Knowledge Translation Program through the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. Go to The HUB Health Research Soutions section to see how these services can be incorporated into your clinical research project.