The ACRC is transforming the clinical research landscape in Alberta.


Our vision is high quality, integrated and efficient clinical research in Alberta. The ACRC has been facilitating and enhancing the clinical research community in the province since 2011. Clinical research is an integral part of patient care.  It allows access to the latest treatment and prevention options, improves patient care, and ensures Alberta attracts and retains the best and the brightest. Global competition has never been greater adding to the many challenges that exist when conducting clinical research in Canada. These challenges are being met head on by the ACRC, an exciting front-line driven collaboration between academic and community-based researchers, and representatives from the health care systems.

  • The ACRC builds on Alberta’s strengths and leverages expertise from across the province to reduce barriers, streamline processes and improve efficiencies in clinical research.
  • Working together to find province-wide solutions, the ACRC is enhancing Alberta’s research capacity making Alberta the preferred location for conducting clinical research.

The ACRC is implementing its first phase and starting its second. This infographic highlights (532 kB PDF) some of the things the ACRC is developing. The research enterprise involves everyone–academic and community-based researchers, administrators, clinical care and service departments, and experts in the areas of legal and privacy. We invite you to become part of Alberta’s robust clinical research environment.  Get involved. Help make Alberta’s Clinical research landscape even better.

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

ACRC Glossary & Common Terminology

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One of the Ways the ACRC Helps

The ACRC’s Research Toolbox has tools and resources you can use right now.

Clinical Research Source

The Clinical Research Source helps you stay current with Alberta’s clinical research community and with changes in regulation.

Research Alberta offers many resources to navigate the process of facilitating a research study from concept to completion.


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