Bruyère Research Institute

Access to Health Records

If your project requires access to patient data, or Health Records for retroactive or ongoing data collection, please contact the privacy Privacy Office (chartaccess@bruyere.org). Once you have obtained approval from Privacy, please submit the signed form to the REB office, along with your ethics submission, or amendment/addendum form for approval. Once you have received REB approval, you may begin your data collection.

There are restrictions regarding the collection of patient data for research purposes. As a clinician, you may already have access to EMR; however, as a researcher, you may only collect what has been approved for research purposes. If you have any questions, or are unsure of the process, please contact the REB office (REB@bruyere.org), or the Privacy Office (chartaccess@bruyere.org)