Clinical Research Source (CRS) is strengthening clinical health research in Alberta by bringing news relevant to you. Published four times a year, the CRS is the place to find out about changes in Health Canada and FDA regulations, new studies in Alberta, and journal publications involving Alberta researchers.

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Vol. 5, Issue 2

Celebrate Alberta’s strengths during Clinical Trials Awareness Week 

Find out how to get involved, navigate the ecosystem and professional development opportunities.

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Tiger Team: Working Together to simplify navigation of study set-up

ti·ger team
  (noun): a team of specialists in a particular field brought together to work on specific tasks.

The ACRC Tiger Team, like you, want it to be as simple and clear as possible to set up a clinical health research study in Alberta. The team met in January to identify services from across the organizations that are available to researchers. You can find out more about these resources and tools through the Provincial Services Index in The Alberta Clinical Research Roadmap tools. These tools can be helpful to both research administrators and research staff at each step of the research process.

The Alberta clinical health research community is helping to build solutions. The ACRC is skilled experts such as yourself contributing to ACRC working groups.

Together, we are stronger. Together, we are smarter.

Don’t see your service listed or want to provide an update? Submit here.

ACRC Tigers (alphabetical):

Mari Boesen (SPOR, PCT) Tammy Mah-Fraser (AI)
Jillian Byrne (UofA) Sabine Moritz (UofC)
Mary-Ann Clarkes (Covenant/CHRC) Nicole Romanow (ACH)
Veronica de la Rosa Jaimes (UofC) Nicole Valade (ACCT)
Cindy Gerdes (AHS – RI&A) Tiffany Schell/Ron Welch (NACTRC)
Trina Johnson (ACRC) Becky Wong (AHS – RI&A)


New to your Toolbox 


Just released! Glossary and Common Terminology – Version 3.0.  A common language is key to avoiding misunderstandings and is one way the ACRC is adding clarity to clinical research in the province. The Glossary & Common Terminology – Version 3.0 collates definitions of commonly used clinical research acronyms and terms from Health Canada, TCPS2, FDA and other sources. It also includes Alberta specific terminology.

The third version of the glossary incorporates new terms related to:

Want a printed copy of the glossary? Contact

New version of N2 SOPs. The Network of Networks (N2) has released Version 7 of their Standard Operating Procedures, effective May 15, 2017. The new version reflects changes in ICH E6 (R2). These documents are available to employees of Alberta Health Services, Alberta Innovates, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, Covenant Health, University of Alberta and University of Calgary.

To request your copy email For University of Alberta contact QMCR or University of Calgary contact

Other News and Events:

Frustrated by regulations? Here’s your opportunity to provide feedback to Health Canada. The Initiative to Streamline Clinical Trials (ISCT) Working Group is requesting feedback through a 10-question survey that will inform future directions of, and provide information to be presented in discussions with Health Canada. Even if you are unfamiliar with the ISCT guidelines  your responses will help shape future work on this initiative. The survey is anonymous and results will be aggregated. For more information please see the survey.

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