Lunchbox sessions

We hold informal sessions about 2 times per month as well as additional special seminars and joint sessions with other groups, where invited speakers share their knowledge and expertise on various health research methodologies and tools from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives.  The LunchBox sessions generally run on Wednesdays from 12-1 pm.  If you would like to be included on our mailing list for these sessions please sign up here.  If you are a group interested in sharing a session with us please contact us through email here.

For a current list of our upcoming seminars please check out our page here.

Training Sessions & DIY Workshops

Training sessions focus on providing hands-on applications of research methods.  Participants learn from various researchers of different backgrounds and expertise about latest analysis, findings from methods use, introduction to new and emerging methods and share topics for discussion. Keep an eye out for special training sessions and DIY workshops on our homepage or on our LunchBox Sessions & DIY Workshops pageYou can also hear about our upcoming sessions by joining our mailing list here.  If you have ideas for a workshop or training topic you wish to bring to our group please contact us here and we will be happy to discuss with you.

Tools for better health Podcast Series

The ‘Tools for Better Health’ Podcast series is aimed at anyone with an interest in health research methods to improve health and health care. The podcast covers a wide range of topics from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives, including: Data sources and how to access them; Data Quality Issues; New Software Programs; and New Epidemiological and Biostatistical Methods. Our podcast authors are international researchers and experts as well as those based in Alberta and at the University of Calgary.

The podcasts are produced by the Methods Hub, with support from the O’Brien Institute for Public Health. To download our podcasts and for more information, please visit our ‘Tools for Better Health’ Podcast Series page here.


The Methods Hub organizes forums 1-2 times per year, to provide an opportunity to bring together stakeholders  at all levels (including researchers, clinicians, policy makers, health managers, and patients) interested in using health research methods to inform health system policy, planning, delivery to improve health and quality of care.  The Methods Hub brings in local and international experts to share their knowledge and experiences to these stakeholders, and facilitates the development of working groups and plans for next steps.

For more information on Forums, click here.

Campus Alberta Health Outcomes and Public Health

The overriding goal of Campus Alberta Health Outcomes and Public Health is to produce synergies and collaboration among provincial stakeholders in health outcomes and public health. Participating partners seek to align creativity, expertise, educational programs, and research platforms toward the common goal of internationally-leading innovation in the domains of health outcomes and public health.

We were successful in both 2012 and 2013 with applications for funding to support a pan-Alberta gathering of stakeholders in Health Outcomes and Public Health through the Campus Alberta initiative.  Both of these funding opportunities allowed us to meet with provincial decision makers and colleagues to discuss future research focus for our Methods Hub.