Privacy in Research

The conduct of research at Hamilton Health Sciences, often involves the collection, disclosure and/or use of personal health information (PHI). This is information that must be protected, and any research involving PHI must comply with Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004, including but not limited to, any disclosure for research purposes: . 

Research Administration and the Privacy Office at HHS are both committed to facilitating innovative research while maintaining patient privacy and adhering to applicable laws. For more information on protecting patient privacy and confidentiality in research, please view the following presentation: 

The HHS Privacy Office offers resources, tools and guidance to staff, physicians and patients. Please visit for more information.

It is mandatory that all staff and physicians complete the HHS Privacy Training Module in the “My Learning” application in Citrix.