|Question 1 : Core facilities|
|Question 2 : Technology transfer|
Q1 : What are the IRCM’s core facilities?
With its core facilities and research platforms, the IRCM offers its researchers ultra-modern infrastructure run by highly-qualified scientific and technical staff. Find out more about the core facilities
by visiting their own sites.
Q2 : Does the Institut help its researchers commercialize their research results?
R2 : Yes.
The IRCM’s Technology Transfer Office
helps setup and assists partnerships between IRCM researchers and the industry, whether it be for a research collaboration, a license, a research contract or material transfer.
|Question 1 : Annual and academic reports|
|Question 2 : Scientific publications|
Q2 : Do IRCM researchers publish the results of their research?
R2 : Yes.
IRCM researchers maintain a high performance level by comparison with their peers and contribute to the Institut’s influence through their numerous scientific discoveries. In 2009-2010, they contributed to 156 publications, of which 147 were in nationally and internationally renowned scientific journals.
|Question 1 : Donation to the Foundation|
|Question 2 : Fundraising activities|
|EVENTS AT THE IRCM|
|Question 1 : Conferences at the IRCM|
Q1 : Does the IRCM organize conferences?
R1 : Yes.
The IRCM offers weekly conferences on topics as varied as its research programs, which help broaden the knowledge of the entire Montréal scientific community. In addition, IRCM researchers sometimes organize their own conferences, either at the Institut or elsewhere. Look through the conferences’ calendar
|STUDYING AT THE IRCM|
|Question 1 : Becoming a student or fellow|
|Question 2 : Remuneration for studies|
|Question 3 : Courses offered at the IRCM|
|Question 4 : Student visits|
|Question 5 : Student Associations|
Q1 : How can I become a student or postdoctoral fellow at the IRCM?
To join the IRCM, begin by identifying the research field
with whom you would like to pursue your studies. Contact the research unit Director you are interested in directly to discuss training possibilities and the terms for joining the IRCM. Students will then have to register with the Université de Montréal or McGill University.
You can also look through the Careers section, where some available student and fellowship positions may be posted.
Q2 : Do students and fellows at the IRCM receive remuneration?
R2 : Yes.
The IRCM encourages all its students and postdoctoral fellows to find their own funding or scholarships
. However, those who do not receive a scholarship will be remunerated through their Director’s laboratory funding. Allocations meet the standards of Quebec and Canadian funding agencies in terms of candidate remuneration, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Q3 : Does the Institut offer any courses?
R3 : Yes.
The IRCM offers several courses
, with the main purpose of giving students an enriching experience. Although they are open courses, students must be registered directly with the affiliated university to be credited for a course.
Q4 : Does the IRCM allow student groups to visit its facilities?
R4 : Yes.
It is possible to organize visits
of the IRCM’s laboratories and research services for groups of students from high schools, colleges and universities.
Q5 : Does the Institut have a student association?
R5 : Yes.
The IRCM Student Association
brings together the Institut’s students and fellows on social and academic levels. It aims to promote diversity by organizing activities
throughout the year.
|Question 1 : Appointments|
|Question 2 : Areas of specialization|
|Question 3 : Clinical studies|
Q1 : Can I visit the IRCM Clinic without an appointment?
R1 : No.
In addition to needing an appointment, all IRCM Clinic patients must also receive a medical referral from their doctor. Contact us
if you have further questions.
Q2 : In which fields do the research clinics specialize?
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Hypertension Clinic
- Nutrition, metabolism and atherosclerosis Clinic
- Obesity, metabolism and diabetes Clinic
- Primary Immunodeficiency Clinic
|Question 1 : Fields of research|
|Question 2 : Principal investigators|
Q2 : Who are the principal investigators at the IRCM?
The IRCM boasts 35 research units, each with its own director or principal investigator. Refer to the list of researchers
to find the ones you’re looking for, then discover their own site for details about their projects, teams, and contact information.
|CAREERS AT THE INSTITUT|
|Question 1 : Joining the IRCM|
|IRCM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION|
|Question 1 : Association’s services|
|Question 2 : Updating contact information|
Q1 : What services are offered by the IRCM Alumni Association?
The Association’s Office offers its members numerous services
, including access to the Institut’s physical installations and documentation centre, distribution of job offers, and maintenance of the Association’s profile on the professional social network LinkedIn.
Q2 : I am an Association member. How can I update my contact information?
To receive the Alumni Association newsletter (Le Facteur de transmission), the weekly scientific events calendar (Activités scientifiques), and information about social and scientific events organised by the Association, send your updated contact information to the Association’s Office
|ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION|
|Question 1 : IRCM affiliations|
|Question 2 : Board of Directors members|
|Question 3 : Organizational structure|
|Question 4 : Contacting the IRCM|
Q1 : Is the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal affiliated to any organizations?
The IRCM is an independent non-profit research institution affiliated with the Université de Montréal, and with a long-standing association with McGill University. The IRCM Clinic is also affiliated with the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). All IRCM researchers hold appointments as university research professors at the Université de Montréal, and most laboratory directors are associated to various departments at McGill.