Mobile Research Laboratory

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Ontario
Area(s) of Expertise

As Canada’s only mobile research lab dedicated to studying mental illness and addictions, the Mobile Research Laboratory is equipped to conduct biological, behavioural and social research, with wet lab facilities, interview rooms and workstations. As it is typically stationed in small communities for several months at a time, the lab enables researchers to develop strong collaborations with community experts and to demonstrate the value of research to community members.      

What the facility does

Research on mental health and addictions in rural, northern, First Nations and high-risk communities

Research Services

Coordination of mobile lab facilities for study interviews, collection and storage of biological specimens

Sectors of Application
  • Health care and social services

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Mobile Research Laboratory

Two interview rooms

For study-participant interviews

 

Wet lab with lab bench and refrigerator

To store biological samples

 

Workstations with laptops

 

Title

URL

CAMH brings mobile lab to First Nations communities to study mental health, substance use and violence issues

http://www.theobserver.ca/ur/story/719769

Mental health research project in Welland

 

http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2011/10/25/mental-health-research-project-in-welland

Science at Seaway Mall

http://www.niagarathisweek.com/community-story/3263174-science-at-seaway-mall/

 

Windsor focus of “pre-drinking” study

http://www2.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=0e401512-11a1-4c4b-9b07-e113fa6b9a94

Pre-drinking study results show more women subject to sexual aggression

http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/04/19/in-progress-pre-drinking-study-results/

CAMH launches first research laboratory on wheels dedicated to mental health and addictions

http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/about_camh/newsroom/news_releases_media_advisories_and_backgrounders/archives/2011/Pages/CAMH-launches-first-Research-Laboratory-on-wheels-dedicated-to-mental-health-and-addictions.aspx

Research: Mobile lab (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2soqq5x8mM