The Royal ranks as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals

Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals 2022

The Royal has once again been ranked as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals.  The list is published annually by Research Infosource, a leading research, consulting, and publishing firm, specializing in the areas of policy, research, business intelligence and analysis on science, technology, innovation, and the Canadian R&D ecosystem. 

Ranked 33 on this year’s list, The Royal is ushering the next chapter in ground-breaking mental health research, focusing on research that is closely integrated with clinical care and driven by the needs and experiences of clients and families.

“The future of research at The Royal is about research-informed care and vice-versa,” says Dr. Florence Dzierszinski, president and CEO of University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research at The Royal. “Our inter-professional teams composed of clients and families, clinicians, program leaders and scientists are designing studies that are clinically impactful and provide access to care through research.” 

The Royal’s research includes programs focused on AI driven diagnostics for mental health, advancing mental health care through brain imaging, neuromodulation as an alternative to antidepressant medications, and the biological aspects of suicide risk.

The full list of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals 2022 can be seen here: Research Infosource Inc.: Top 40 List

About The Royal

The Royal is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care, teaching and research hospitals. Its mandate is simple: to help more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. The Royal combines the delivery of specialized mental health care, advocacy, research and education to transform the lives of people living with complex and treatment-resistant mental illness. The Royal includes mental health centres in Ottawa and Brockville, community mental health services at Carlingwood Mall, and four satellite offices.  The Royal’s Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic treats Canadian Forces, veterans and RCMP, and is the only OSI clinic within a specialized academic mental health centre. The University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Research at The Royal brings together leading clinicians, scientists and technology to investigate the brain circuitry linked to depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideation. With the launch of the world’s leading-edge technology in molecular imaging targeted solely to mental health research, The Royal is becoming an innovative powerhouse — putting the nation’s capital at the forefront of unlocking the secrets of the brain — the last frontier. The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health raises funds that support The Royal’s work. The Royal places a sharp focus on awareness building through the You Know Who I Am campaign and public education initiatives such as Conversations at The Royal and Is It Just Me? Conversations about Youth Mental Health. For more information, please visit

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