Fast Facts

  • HHSC is one of the 25 most influential research communities in the world.
  • HHSC has had 150% growth in research funding over the last 8 years.
  • PHRI research has led to more than 2,200 published papers in renowned medical journals.
  • The PHRI’s HOPE trial main report is a citation classic with over 4,500 citations to date. (a classic is generally defined by 400+ citations)
  • PHRI has built a global network of over 1,500 centres in 86 countries on every inhabited continent.
  • On average, the PHRI team executes 700 contracts annually, in over 40 countries in many different languages.
  • In the past three years, 16 scientists from the ECRI have been awarded more than $45 million in research funding.
  • TaARI views education and mentorship as a high priority and offers many training opportunities for Canadian and international graduate students and research fellows.
  • The CRLB is Canada's largest biobank with more than 3 million biological samples.
  • For more than 25 years, McMaster’s Intestinal Disease Research Program (IDRP) had been ranked among the top 10 gastrointestinal research groups in the world. It was renamed The Farncombe Institute in 2008.
  • The Farncombe Institute includes Canada’s only gnotobiotic laboratory and houses a metagenomics platform that includes a Roche 454 rapid DNA sequencer.
  • The Offord Centre’s Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS) remains one of the most important population-based studies on children’s mental health conducted anywhere in the last 30 years.
  • Research Development and Relations has supported 98 Ontario high-school students with Bursary Summer placements.
  • Research Contracts team administers more than 1,640 contracts annually.
  • Research Capital and Infrastructure oversaw the development of the $90 million David Braley Cardio, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute.
  • Research Development and Relations attracts over 200 high-school students to Discovery Days.
  • HiREB reviews more than 900 new applications annually.