Science Research Centres

Centres of research

Our research centres promote interdisciplinary collaboration by grouping talents of researchers from across the University, providing focal points for research activities.

These collaborations extend well beyond the University: Science research centres also serve as points of entry for outside agencies seeking expertise or engaged in joint projects. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and directed by internationally-renowned researchers, centres provide top quality research and development services to clients in academia, government, and industry.

Explore the varied research collaborations fostered in the Faculty of Science.  

For more information on research and development partnerships, you may also want to visit Carleton Front Door - your gateway to access research expertise and infrastructure at Carleton.

Canadian Health Adaptations, Innovation, and Mobilization (CHAIM)


The CHAIM Centre provides a platform that facilitates engagement across disciplines and sectors. Our goal is to advance health research and its application to health care accessibility and programs across Canada. The Centre’s activities focus primarily on communication, networking to facilitate health research partnerships and knowledge mobilization, and outreach. 

Carleton Mass Spectrometry Centre (CMSC)


The Carleton Mass Spectrometry Centre (CMSC) is a state-of-the-art analytical research facility located at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. It is home to nine mass spectrometers coupled to chromatography systems and is directed by Professor Jeffrey Smith, a top researcher using this technology in Canada for over a decade. We are dedicated to providing high-quality analytical services to clients in academia, government, and industry.

Centre for Quantitative Analysis and Decision Support (CQADS)


CQADS is built on the proposition that the best decisions are those backed by evidence. Our consultants harness the strength and flexibility of quantitative methods to support our clients and communities.

CQADS can help you formulate and answer the questions that shape your research, planning, and business activities.

Institute for Data Science


The aim of the Institute for Data Science is to support interdisciplinary research and graduate studies in Data Science through research seminars and workshops, interdisciplinary research groups, joint events with industry, and a collaborative Master’s program in Data Science.

Data Science, also known as Big Data, is a rapidly evolving field without clear boundaries. It studies how to make use of the massive amounts of data relevant to research, to strategy and operations in industry, and to policy development in government. Many of the technical foundations arise from Mathematics and Computer Science, but the area is fundamentally both multi- and interdisciplinary.

Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology Research Facility (IGGRC)


We measure isotopic variations in certain elements in geological and environmental materials. By interpreting the variations we can add to the understanding of how our planet has evolved. Elements we're interested in include uranium, lead, samarium, neodymium, rubidium, strontium and thorium, but just recently we've been able to expand our capabilities to include calcium and boron, and soon we'll be adding rhenium and osmium to the list.

Nano-Imaging Facility (NIF)


The Carleton Nano Imaging Facility (NIF) is home to two state-of-the-art Electron Microscopes, Tescan VegaII XMU SEM and FEI Tecnai G2 TEM. We offer a full spectrum of technical support that ranges from training courses, to sample preparation, to instrument operation and energy dispersive x-ray analysis.   Academic, government, and commercial users are welcome to take advantage of our expertise.

Ottawa Medical Physics Institute (OMPI)


The Ottawa Medical Physics Institute (OMPI) is the dynamic network of medical physicists in Canada's capital region. Founded in 1989, the OMPI now constitutes approximately 30 medical physicists and associate scientists in the Ottawa region. Our members are located at AECL Chalk River, Health Canada, NRC, the Ottawa Heart Institute, the Ottawa Hospital, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, and Nucletron Canada, as well as at Carleton University.

The Centre for Research on Health: Science, Technology and Policy


The Centre for Research on Health: Science, Technology and Policy, which opened its doors last February, was born out of the realization that Carleton has leading-edge health researchers in disciplines that span the institution.

The research centre aims to provide opportunities to enhance collaboration, both within the university and with external partners, including government agencies and community, public or private organizations.