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.  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. Marette Lee

  • Provincial Colposcopy Lead - BC Cancer Cervix Screening Program

Drs. Laura Magee and Robert Liston

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

Dr. Dianne Miller (and BCCA)

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

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

Dr. Deborah Money (and WHRI)

  • Dr. Money runs a large clinical translational research program in Reproductive infectious Diseases and as such has several large datasets as part of the clinical cohorts including longitudinal data on women living with HIV, multiple vaginal microbiome study cohorts and HPV vaccine study cohorts.

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

Drs. Leslie Sadownik, Sydney Thomson, Paul Yong, Ulrike Dehaeck, Melanie Altas,  Lily Proctor

  • BC Centre for Vulvar Health patient registry, to track (1) the impact of vulvar disorders on the health of affected women; (2) the effectiveness of treatment, and factors that are associated with treatment success or failure; and (3) long term outcomes of treated and untreated disease.  Contact Ms. Bobo Tong for more information.

Drs. Gavin Stuart and Michelle Woo

  • Gynecological Cancer Clinical Trial and Research database (consenting patient studies - set-up in progress)

Dr. Beth Taylor

  • Olive Fertility Database

Dr. Peter von Dadelszen

  • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Dr. Paul Yong

Dr. Alexander Beristain

  • Placental physiology, trophoblasts, cell biology

Dr. Lori Brotto

  • Sexual Health Laboratory

Dr. Geoff Hammond

  • Molecular endocrinology and steroid hormone action

Dr. David Huntsman

Dr. Peter Leung

  • Hormonal determinants of women's reproductive health and disease
  • Molecular mechanisms in trophoblast invasion and implantation

Dr. Sai Ma

  • Genetic and epigenetic aspects of male infertility and ART outcomes

Dr. Paul Yong

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
  • ENDOONC endometriosis tissue banking

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.

Faculty of Medicine Research 101 handbook
Available here.