Below are links to research resources and tools available from the Department, UBC, affiliated research institutes and health authorities.

Departmental resources

Dr. Lori Brotto

  • development and testing of mindfulness-based interventions for women with vulvodynia, and women with sexual desire difficulties
  • online interventions for cancer survivors  with sexual dysfunction
  • outcomes from a multidisciplinary vulvodynia program
  • concordance between genital and psychophysiological sexual arousal
  • asexuality
  • chronic stress, mood, and sexual desire
  • developing novel physiological measures of sexual response
  • pregnancy, delivery, and post-partum experiences among women with genital pain
  • cross-cultural experiences of sexuality

Drs. Lori Brotto, Sydney Thomson, Leslie Sadownik

  • Vulvodynia database

Dr. Mark Carey

  • Database of Ovarian Cancer Patients treated with anti-hormone therapy

Dr. Anthony Cheung

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Registry
  • IVF BC outcome database; linkage with perinatal database

 Drs. Roxana Geoffrion and Geoff Cundiff

  • Pelvic Floor Disorders – interrelated databases

 Dr. Tom Ehlen

  • Gynaecologic Oncologist Medical Director BC Provincial Colposcopy Program

 Dr.  Jon Havelock

  • Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine Database (PCRM)
  • Dr. Ken Seethram: First Trimester Screening (PCRM)

 Dr. KS Joseph

  • Epidemiology of pregnancy complications, (preterm) birth, fetal growth, infant mortality, serious neonatal morbidity and severe maternal morbidity.

 Dr. Stephen Kaye

  • Active Staff Lions Gate Hospital

 Dr. Janice Kwon

  • Population-based database of endometrial cancer

 Drs. Laura Magee and Robert Liston

  • Canadian Perinatal Network (with linkages to CNN, CaPSNet and CFUN)

 Dr.  Peter McComb

  • Tubal surgery – Gynaecologic carcinogenesis

 Dr. Dianne Miller (and BCCA)

Dr. Miller can facilitate access to the following shared data bases:

  • Cheryl Brown Ovarian Cancer Database
  • BCCA Cancer Registry
  • Cervical Cytology data base (dating back to the 1950’s)

 Dr. Deborah Money (and WHRI)

  • Dr. Money has access to a number of clinical databases through the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI).  These encompass such areas as infectious disease, pregnancy complications and contraception.

Dr. David Quinlan

  • Data and records from Victoria Gynaecology and Continence Clinic and Victoria General Hospital, some specific areas include:
    • Pelvic floor disorders
    • Vulvar dermatoses
    • Minimal access surgery

 Dr. Beth Taylor

  • Olive Fertility Database

Dr. Peter von Dadelszen

  • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Dr. Paul Yong

  • Pelvic pain/endometriosis database

Dr. Geoff Hammond

  • Molecular endocrinology and steroid hormone action

 Dr. Peter Leung

  • Gonadotropin releasing hormones in reproduction and ovarian cancer

 Dr. Sai Ma

  • Genetic and epigenetic aspects of male infertility and ART outcomes

 Dr. Peter von Dadelszen

  • Placental physiology and immunology

Dr. Alexander Beristain

  • Placental physiology, trophoblasts, cell biology

 Dr. Lori Brotto

  • Sexual Health Laboratory

 Dr. David Huntsman & Dr. Blake Gilks

  • OvCaRe (Ovarian Cancer Research) BC

The OvCaRe Research Platforms provide access to tissue for research.  Some of the available resources are listed below.

  • Gynaecologic Tissue Bank
  • Ovarian Cancer Tissue Microarrays

UBC and External Resources and Tools

These institutes and health authorities have grant development professionals to assist you in developing the strongest proposal possible.

The following institutes, health authorities and schools offer methodological and statistical consultation services

Columbia University’s School of Public Health has developed an epidemiology learning tool called “Epiville” that consists of interactive web-based exercises on:

These resources are available to help you create your data repository.

Some collaborations and partnerships require contracts to be in place. UBC’s University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO) provides information on commercialization, industry, foundation, and community partnerships.

Research ethics review is a process of initial and ongoing review and monitoring of research involving human participants. You may apply for Research Ethics Board approval within various jurisdictions across BC, depending on where your research will take place.

The Office of Research Ethics provides a variety of instructional resources to help members of the UBC research community confidently engage in ethical research involving human subjects.

The UBC Writing Centre offers writing support for all UBC students.

CIHR has tools and resources on their website, including a link to Learning resources and Funding.

MSFHR also offers multiple KT resources, from Training and Events to  Resources to Funding opportunities.

ResearchGate is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators.

Clinical Trials is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.

Office of Research Services
UBC’s Office of Research Services (ORS) provides information on finding funding, managing funding and ethics and compliance.

UBC Library
UBC Library provides Research Help – from starting to publishing.