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A provincial initiative that brings together researchers, healthcare providers, patients, and industry to support the advancement of clinical health research in Alberta.
Clinical health research is vital to improving quality of life. The Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC) is dedicated to the development of best practice clinical health research in our province. This is achieved by fostering collaboration, reducing barriers, facilitating connections, and developing resources that enable a more cohesive and functional CHR ecosystem.
The ACRC supports high-quality, integrated and efficient clinical research in Alberta by:
Guided by our strategic plan (Phase III), the ACRC focuses on priorities that support our stakeholders, leverages existing provincial strengths, and builds capacity and capabilities for high-quality CHR.
Refer to the ACRC Strategic Priorities page for more information.
Advocacy and Thought Leadership:
Promoting relevant conversations on emerging trends and issues important for the advancement of clinical health research in Alberta.
Data and Digital Health:
Supporting the digital transformation of clinical health research while ensuring best practices in data management and security.
People and Training:
Helping to establish a sustainable and qualified clinical health research workforce.
Integrating Research into Care:
Facilitating the embedding of clinical health research processes as a routine and integrated component of the healthcare system.
Pathways to Commercialization:
Providing clarity, connections and capabilities for researchers and SMEs to navigate the regulatory pathway for health product validation and commercialization in Alberta.
Enabling the conduct of clinical health research in an efficient and effective manner.
Like every successful consortium, our value is in harnessing the knowledge, skills and expertise of its members.
The ACRC concierge service connects researchers & their teams with the resources necessary to conduct research more effectively. We help you navigate the complex clinical health research environment from study start-up to finish.
We provide general consultation to help you assess research needs, navigate the research administration and regulatory processes, and we connect you with the right resources and services.
The provincial clinical research roadmap provides interactive step-by-step instructions on how to navigate a clinical health research study.
Stay current with Alberta’s reliable source for clinical research updates, news, and events. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our strategic plan outlines priorities relevant to our stakeholders’ vision and presents action plans, key steps, and proposed outcomes. The Phase III Strategic Priorities identified in the plan support the increase of high-quality, integrated, efficient clinical research in Alberta.
Our ACRC site is a one-stop shop for clinical health research needs, with tools, templates, and resources.
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 for the development of all ACRC projects, and its aim to streamline clinical health research in the province with the goals of:
2. Best Practice
Director, Clinical Research Innovation
Alberta is open for business and ready to support innovative studies – the combination of local resources available to researchers, innovators, sponsors, and companies is unparalleled in Canada. Our latest report, Alberta’s Clinical Research Ecosystem: Driving Innovation for Care, is ready for your review!
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.
Developing streamlined province-wide processes requires the use of consistent terminology. We've compiled a glossary of common terminology for reference.
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Sectors: Health & Life Sciences
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