The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute provides state-of-the-art core facilities and services, in partnership with the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital. Please explore this web portal to learn how our unique facilities and services can fuel world-class research in areas ranging from basic molecular biology to cell and virus manufacturing to clinical trials to epidemiological studies. You can also browse through a detailed list of our equipment and explore a broader list of core facilities available through the University of Ottawa. Please note that core facilities at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute are available for use by internal and external researchers.
Provides analysis of high-throughput sequencing, microarray and genomic sequence data; data integration and network analysis.
Provides secure storage of biological samples in cryogenic (-196°C) and ultra-low temperature (-80°C) freezers.
Provides high-precision cell sorting, facilitating the isolation of rare populations with high purity and yield.
Specializes in designing, constructing and characterizing customized DNA and RNA viruses for gene therapy, vaccination and cancer immunotherapy.
Enables non-destructive visualization of virtual slices through objects.
Provides high-resolution, high-accuracy mass spectrometry services for protein identification and advanced proteomics projects.
Provides high-throughput genomics services, including next generation sequencing, Sanger DNA sequencing, and microarrays.
Virus Manufacturing Facility
Manufacture biosafety level 2 viruses for early phase human clinical trials, including trials for oncolytic viruses and vaccines.
Centre for Journalology
Provides services and resources to help researchers publish their findings in a way that maximises usability and impact on health.
Clinical Research Lab
Central processing lab for biological samples obtained for subjects enrolled in clinical research studies.
Provides secure access to Ontario's population-based health surveys, anonymous patient records, and clinical and administrative databases.
Ottawa Methods Centre
Provides services to support clinical researchers at all stages of a study, from inception to implementation.
Includes human resources, finance, grants, technology transfer, contracts, clinical research, communications and research safety.