Jean-Paul Collet MD, PhD
Principal Investigator

Professor and Associate Head Research, Department of Pediatrics, UBC
Associate Director, Partnership Development, CFRI

Dr. Jean-Paul Collet is a pediatrician who obtained a MD degree at Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France and a PhD degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University.  Later Dr. Collet contributed his expertise to McGill University as Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Lady Davis Institute at Jewish General Hospital.

Dr. Collet is currently appointed as Professor and Associate Head Research in the Department of Pediatrics, UBC and also as Associate Director, Partnership Development, Child and Family Research Institute.

Dr. Collet is in charge of developing and promoting applied health research for Clinical, Health Services and Population Health.

Dr. Collet’s areas of research include:

  • Clinical Research methodology
  • Evidence-based medicine: generating evidence and transferring evidence into practice
  • Practice Evaluation and Quality Improvement
  • Complementary and Integrative Medicine

IT Support

Research Objective

The PCIRN Information Technology (IT) support group’s objective is to develop the comprehensive IT infrastructure (hardware and software) allowing automated data entry, automated Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QC/QA), and data analysis, providing real-time access to high quality information and facilitating the implementation and evaluation of pandemic vaccine programs. Because of limited budget and heterogeneity of data management systems among PCIRN investigators (internal survey), the IT support group will adopt a stepwise approach aimed at assuring (1) high quality data management within PCIRN, (2) long-term access to PCIRN databases, and (3) communication between databases by standardizing language and coding. Two other important objectives, (4) mapping databases for efficient communication and (5) quick access to existing information for rapid decision-making, will be developed as pilot projects with PICRN theme groups that have relevant experience. These pilot data will serve as proof of concept and models for future development.

Specific aims, research plan, and methodology

  • high quality data management
  • organizing a central repository of all Network research databases
  • standardization of terminology
  • Pilot project 1: Communication between databases
  • Pilot project 2: Rapid access to the information