Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC)

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Clinical health research

Clinical health research exists to improve quality of life. Through the Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC), we are proud to contribute to the development of best-practice clinical health research in our province. 

Five principles form the foundation of all ACRC projects, and its aim to streamline clinical health research in the province with the goals of:

  • providing Albertans with access to the best and most innovative health care possible, and
  • attracting both researchers and investment to the province

Our impact 

The Alberta Clinical Research Consortium creates high-quality, integrated and efficient clinical research in Alberta by:

  • Making clinical health research in Alberta clear, simple, transparent, and efficient
  • Creating partnerships and participation in clinical health research
  • Identifying the actions, assets, resources and infrastructure required for sustainable, integrated clinical health research

Resources

Research concierge service

We are piloting a new service for Alberta’s researchers.

Overwhelmed by starting up your study? Confused about which approvals are needed? The ACRC concierge service is here to help!

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Strategic priorities

Our strategic plan outlines priorities relevant to our stakeholders’ vision and presents action plans, key steps, and proposed projects to achieve desired goals. The Phase II Strategic Priorities align with our goal of increasing high quality, integrated, efficient clinical research in Alberta.

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Provincial training recommendations

High quality research stems from training and a knowledgeable research team. We’ve developed the following table to guide individuals on the training courses that are recommended and applicable to their work.

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Clinical Research Roadmap

The provincial clinical research roadmap provides interactive step-by-step instructions on how to navigate a clinical health research study.

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Current collaborations

Like every successful consortium, our value is in harnessing the knowledge, skills and expertise of its members. This means the ACRC incorporates best practices and the applicable regulatory guidelines thereby ensuring quality by design in all of its activities and outcomes.

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ACRC news

The Clinical Research Source is an educative bi-monthly release that keeps the clinical health research community updated about changes to relevant regulations, guidelines, processes, and practices. Subscribe now by emailing us at acrc@albertainnovates.ca.

The Alberta Clinical Health Research Digest is a bi-monthly roundup of clinical health research successes, impacts, announcements, and events occurring within Alberta.

For information, to learn more, or to suggest a topic for the Alberta Clinical Health Research Digest, contact us at acrc@albertainnovates.ca

Learn more about clinical health research support

For tools and templates visit us at acrc.albertainnovates.ca