Our vision is of high quality, efficient clinical research in Alberta.


The Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC) is a collaboration of academic and community-based clinical researchers and administrators across Alberta whose purpose is to reduce barriers and streamline processes for conducting clinical research in this province.The ACRC is committed to providing tools, templates, and information to aide researchers in all stages of their research project.

Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions is a member of the Consortium and provides project management and administrative support. The ACRC Executive Committee has been endorsed by their respective ACRC partner organizations and provides oversight and ongoing leadership to the initiative. Set up in March 2011, the ACRC Executive Committee is committed to developing an integrated approach to clinical health research that will attract researchers and investment to the province for the ultimate benefit of Albertans.  Our partner organizations consist of Alberta Health Services, Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, College of the Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, Covenant Health, University of Alberta and University of Calgary.


Guiding Principles.jpg












For more information:
Trina Johnson, PhD, Program Manager, Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC)
(780) 306-2384


The ACRC along with researchers and representatives from universities, health care systems, and communities across Alberta came together to build the Provincial Roadmap which provides the necessary steps to conduct a clinical research study from start to finish.

Training Opportunities

The ACRC offers several training opportunities including CITI training free of charge.



Read the latest version of our newsletter. The CRS is released quarterly and contains information about what is happening in the research community.



Having a common language is the key to avoiding misunderstandings and is one way the ACRC is adding clarity to clinical research in the province.