About CEHA


Research Nova Scotia

Research Nova Scotia is an independent, not-for-profit corporation with the mandate to support, organize and co-ordinate the funding of research in Nova Scotia. RNS was established to enhance research capacity, as well as align research funding with provincial priorities, and promotes a mission-oriented research ecosystem to help solve Nova Scotia’s biggest challenges.

Department of Health and Wellness

The Department of Health and Wellness is the provincial government arm overseeing the policy arm of healthcare delivery in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health

Nova Scotia Health is the provincial health authority overseeing the delivery of health care in Nova Scotia, under the guidance of policy.  Within the Research and Innovation department, they oversee ethics applications and approvals accessing PHI under their stewardship.

Dr. Kenneth Rockwood

Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, MD, FRCPC, FRCP, FCAHS, is Professor of Medicine (Geriatric Medicine & Neurology) and the Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research at Dalhousie University. He is the Principal Investigator at CBU’s Centre of Excellence for Healthy Aging. At Nova Scotia Health, Dr. Rockwood leads the Frailty & Elder Care Network, formed in 2021. His clinical work includes memory clinics at the Halifax Infirmary, Atlantic Canada’s largest tertiary care hospital, and in Sydney at the Cape Breton Regional. In 2021, Dr. Rockwood was honoured with the Ryman Prize, an international award for the best work carried out anywhere in the world that has enhanced quality of life for older people. He dedicated a portion of the prize to CBU to establish the The Centre of Excellence for Healthy Aging.


Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is made up of members from CBU, founding organizations, and community members from rural communities with lived experience.  They direct the strategic priorities of the Centre through the Executive Director and review all funding and partnership requests.

The current members of the board will be added soon.

Research Policies

Approval, funding, and oversight on research through the Centre adheres to the policies set out by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS).  You can review CBU’s Research Ethics, or contact research@cbu.ca with any questions.

Standard Operating Procedures

The conduct of research within the Centre strictly adheres to the internationally recognized and standardized 13 principles on Good Clinical Practice.  The Centre is guided by SOP’s that include:

  • Consent Procedure
  • Document Storage and Retention
  • IP Management
  • SOP Management
  • Participant Database