MedRIST (Medical Research Integrated Solutions and Tools), a part of UHN, is committed to providing a wide range of support services to academic institutions, research organizations and life science companies. MedRIST is owned by UHN, and was formed by a collaborative effort between departments within UHN Research Solutions & Services (RSS).
UHN is the largest research hospital in Canada, comprising of the Toronto General Hospital (TGH), Toronto Western Hospital (TWH), Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI). As a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, UHN engages in the full spectrum of healthcare research, spanning from basic to clinical research and medical technology discoveries. RSS was established in 2000 as an operational support infrastructure to enable research program activities of scientists across UHN. RSS supports over 1,200 researchers and manages over 991,000 sq. ft. of research space.
Over the past several years, RSS gained in-depth expertise and experience, and developed innovative products and services to serve the diverse research community at UHN. MedRIST was established to transfer our knowledge and best practices to external clients in academic, clinical and industry settings.