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What is N2?

Network of Networks (N2) is a not-for-profit incorporated organization and an alliance of Canadian research networks and organizations working to enhance national clinical research capability and capacity.

Bringing together trialists and clinical research professionals from across the country, N2 provides a common platform for sharing best practices, resources and research-related content to ensure efficient and high-quality research, integrity of clinical practices and accountability.

What Do We Do?

N2 has created a unique environment for clinical researchers to benefit from the sharing of “best in class” tools and the experience and expertise of others.

N2 education and resources are offered in various formats to fit your purpose and capacity.

Our tools include access to Health Canada-compliant standard operating procedures, a core education program, permission to contact toolkit, and guidelines for best practices.

How Do I Become a Member?

N2 is a national initiative that brings together multiple existing disease networks, institutions, organizations, industry, and other stakeholders willing to join forces to enhance Canada’s research capability and capacity.

Our network consists of 160+ organizations representing over 3,000+ clinical research professionals, from 200+ sites and across numerous therapeutic disciplines have joined N2’s initiative.

Join our network today!

N2’s four strategic initiatives are priorities for N2

National Voice

Position N2 as a National Voice for Clinical Research in Canada



Shepherd a National Clinical Research Alliance



Advocate for Peak Performance and Quality Outcomes in Clinical Research



Ensure sustainable infrastructure and capacity for N2


Latest News and Updates

CANSTAT Clinical Trial Biostatistics Fellowship – One Month Left!

Applications for the 2024-2025 fellowship close in one month (March 15). Interested applicants are encouraged to reach out to potential mentor pairings. Additional information on how to apply and eligibility criteria is available on the CANSTAT website:...

BioTalent Canada Op-Ed on SWPP’s impact

The Student Work Placement Program addresses labour market shortages and helps build a more resilient and empowered workforce for the future. Continued funding for this program across many sectors is critical for the Canadian economy. Read more about the importance of...

N2 Members register for a Free CARA Webinar!

Disruptive Innovation Grants in Cancer Research FREE Jan 25 2024, 12-1pm EST.  The Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society are excited to announce the upcoming launch of a new funding opportunity entitled “ Disruptive Innovation Grants...

N2 Members Register for the CAREB-ACCER 2024 Annual Conference to Receive a Discounted Rate!

The Canadian Association of Research Ethics Board's (CAREB-ACCER) 2024 Annual Conference theme is "The Future of Research Ethics: Navigating the Changing Landscape".  Occurring April 30, 2024 - May 2, 2024 the 2024 conference will focus on a number of new and emerging...

Call for Sessions, Conversation Streams and Workshops: Deadline January 30, 2024!

CARA is pleased to announce the Call for Sessions and Workshops for the 2024 Canadian Conference for Research Administrators in Calgary, AB! Submit an abstract here. Here are some key details: WORKSHOPS are scheduled for Sunday, May 12th, 2024, and are included in the...

There is Still Time to Apply for the Paddi O’Hara Award!

The recipient will be awarded $2,500! The selected individual will receive a $2,500 honorarium. The winner will be announced at the 2024 N2 Annual Conference and can present their topic in the format they feel most comfortable delivering, such as a pre-recorded video,...

CANSTAT Clinical Trial Biostatistics Fellowship – Application Open January 15

Applications for the 2024-2025 CANSTAT Fellow open January 15! For more information click here.

Season’s Greetings from N2!

Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season and the best for the upcoming year!

Read the 2023 N2 Annual Report!

The past year has been a particularly exciting one. We wanted to create an opportunity to reflect on the highlights and collective successes as 2023 ends. In lieu of an end-of-year Community Forum, we’ve opted to provide the following annual report, for you to take in...