Cutting-edge research is critical to high quality clinical care and patient treatment. Researchers at the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR) are striving to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of a number of mental illnesses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, youth psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, addiction and sleep disorders.
Effective treatment and research go hand-in-hand, and institutes such as the IMHR that engage in cutting edge research are also those who provide the most up-to-date treatment strategies. Patients and volunteers within the community are invaluable partners in this endeavor and are the ultimate beneficiary of mental health research.
There are currently a number of on-going studies at the IMHR that are recruiting participants. These studies are organized by research area and below each study you will find the appropriate contact information if you are interested in participating.
Although many studies involve individuals who are affected by mental illness, many studies also require healthy volunteers from the community.
All active studies are listed under Current Research Trials & Opportunities.
Affiliated with the University of Ottawa, the Institute of Mental Health Research is located at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, a specialized mental health facility for residents of northeastern Ontario.
All inquires are strictly confidential. These studies have been approved by the Research Ethics Board.