Clinical Research, Health Economics and Knowledge Translation Connect at the HUB.

We’re more than your typical research organization! We are a full-service academic research organization (ARO) that offers an integrated approach to your clinical research needs.

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    Centre for exceLlence in Economic Analysis Research
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    The Centre for exceLlence in Economic Analysis Research (CLEAR) specializes in economic evaluation of health care interventions. CLEAR conducts, appraises and explains economic evaluations of health care interventions to support researchers, practitioners and policy-makers.
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  • AHRC

    Applied Health Research Centre
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    The Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC) is a leading not-for-profit academic research organization (ARO). We provide world-class clinical research methodological support and industry-leading operational infrastructure that brings clients together to advance local and international scientific and medical discovery.
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  • BreaKThrough

    Knowledge Translation Services
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    The BreaKThrough Knowledge Translation Services team is a world leader in KT research. Our vision is to ensure high quality evidence reaches patients, health care providers and decision-makers by making sure effective strategies are used to improve quality of care.

The HUB is About

Better science. Better outcomes.

The HUB integrates health economics expertise from the Centre for exceLlence in Economic Analysis Research (CLEAR), clinical research methods and operations infrastructure of the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC) and knowledge translation expertise from BreaKThrough Knowledge Translation (KT) Services.

We are housed at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, the largest health research entity in Canada.



We've got big brains and even bigger networks!

We want to use them to help make your study a success.

Our scientific leaders bring world-renowned expertise in designing and managing global clinical trials and studies, patient registries, qualitative studies, health economic evaluations, systematic reviews and knowledge translation research.

We've built strong relationships and established local and global networks of thousands of experts including academic researchers, clinicians, statisticians and epidemiologists, and hundreds of key opinion leaders.


A true one-stop-shop for health research.

We work with academic investigators, small, medium and large organizations, commercial and not-for-profits. Our infrastructure can be used as much or as little as you need. We strive to provide customized health research solutions that fit your project goals through a combination of the following services.


Doing great work with great people.

The BRIDGES partnership with the HUB has been critical to making BRIDGES a success. It has provided us and our project teams with centralized access to a wide range of expertise and has helped us build stronger working relationships, increased the consistency of our work and enhanced our operational efficiency. Dr. Michael Schull, Co-Principal Implementer of BRIDGES
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The Hub Health Research Solutions

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
30 Bond Street
Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8

Malini Handa
HUB Program Lead
416-864-6060 ext. 3925