The ACRC includes Alberta Health Services, the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, Covenant Health, the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, and Alberta Innovates, who is fulfilling the secretariat role in addition to providing project management and facilitation services.
Like every successful consortium , the ACRC’s 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.
By working together, the ACRC strives to improve the efficiency of clinical research in order to provide Albertans with access to the best and most innovative health care. Alberta’s enhanced culture of research excellence and integrity will have funders/sponsors and the best return on their investment, decreased start-up and study approval times, quicker participant recruitment and better retention, and, above, quality.
In addition, the ACRC contributes and aligns itself to initiatives such as the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) and N2 – the Network of Networks that are working to promote a strong national research community that will attract additional investment.
The ACRC Partners with N2 to offer Alberta’s research community national resources for clinical trials.