Administration & Approvals for Research

Research & Innovation

Doing Research with Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) Provincial Research Administration (PRA) works with Alberta’s academic institutions and affiliated research institutes and centres supporting health research. If your research uses AHS property, resources, data, facilities, patients, or staff, you must obtain an Operational Approval from each area or department that will be impacted by the study. This approval, amongst many others, is required to launch the research study. The PRA team provides administrative services to help you access the resources you need.

AHS has policies, guidelines and best practices to support researchers and the studies being carried out in AHS facilities or using AHS data. The resources and best practices provided below guide the set-up and conduct of your research studies.

If you have a question about conducting research within AHS you can contact the PRA team at