Queen’s Participant and Research Connections (Q-PARC) at Queen’s Genomics Lab

We are a small group of passionate researchers and clinicians focused on connecting you and others to research participation. Our team is interested in neurodevelopmental disorder, mental health disorder, and genetic disorder research. Our partners have a large area of interest such as neurodegenerative disorder and child development. Our team believes that research should be accessible to anyone who’s interested. You and your family all can contribute to scientific discovery, treatment development, and more.

Our History

Ongwanada Resource Centre

Queen’s Genomics Lab’s physical location is at the Ongwanada Resource Centre in Kingston, ON. Ongwanada is a non-profit, accredited organization, and it supports people with developmental disabilities, with a special focus on those with complex needs, and their families, so they can lead full lives, effectively supported in their communities. We value our partnership with Ongwanada and appreciate its support in our research.

Queen’s University

QPARC is a part of  Queen’s Genomics Lab under the directorship of Dr. Calvin Sjaarda in the Department of Psychiatry and the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. We are in partnership with Dr. Elizabeth Kelley in the Department of Psychology and Dr. Jessica Jones in the Department of Psychiatry. The Queen’s University Health Sciences and Affiliated Teaching Hospitals Research Ethics Board (HSREB) provides our human research approvals and ensures our ethical and professional research practices.