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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 Strategic Priorities

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

The N2 Public Engagement Committee finalized the DIY Community Engagement Event Toolkit, which you can use to plan community engagement events involving diverse populations in clinical trials! This toolkit includes templates, tips and tricks, and examples. Thank you...

Registration is Open for the Clinical Trials Ontario Annual Conference

The CTO Clinical Trials Conference is a leading Canadian forum to drive innovation in clinical trials, including leaders from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, academic and healthcare leaders, representatives from patient groups, health charities and...

National Indigenous People’s Day

Today, we recognize and celebrate all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples across Canada. This includes the many Indigenous researchers who play an important role in advancing the Canadian clinical research landscape. #NIPD2024

Registration is Open for the N2 Eastern Regional Meeting!

Register for our upcoming N2 Canada Eastern Regional meeting September 12, 2024! The event is being organized in collaboration with Lakeridge Health and will include topics on Advancing Clinical Research in Community Hospitals.

Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy Feedback

You may already be aware of the Tri-Agency Research Data Management (RDM) Policy and may have access to training on this Policy through your home institution. The N2 Rapid Response Team is compiling comments on this Policy and invites you to contribute by...

Open Call for Proposals: pan-Canadian single REB for multicenter RCTs

Accelerating Clinical Trials (ACT) is holding an open competition to select a group to set up and run a sustainable pan-Canadian, distributive, single research ethics board (REB) review and approval process with strict timelines, for the initiation and conduct of...

2024 IMPaCT Summit Presentation on Understanding Barriers Related to CTs faced by Newcomers to Canada

Munaza Jamil and Alison Orth delivered an excellent session at the 2024 IMPaCT Summit. The topic was understanding barriers related to clinical trials faced by newcomers to Canada. They presented recent feedback from newcomers to Canada and survey data from Canadians...

Happy Pride Month!

At N2, we warmly embrace and stand with individuals of all sexual orientations, as well as those with any gender identity or gender expression. On behalf of N2, we wish everyone a Happy Pride Month!...

French Version of the N2 Canada Foundations of Privacy in Research Course is Now Available!

The French version of the N2 Canada Foundations of Privacy in Research course launched this week! Thank you to the CATALIS Clinical Trials Québec / Recherche Clinique Québec staff for their time and input in reviewing the course. Learn about all Education offered by...

Save the Date for the 2024 N2 Canada Regional Meetings!

September 12, 2024 Save the Date! Make sure to save the date for our in-person Eastern Regional meeting located in Oshawa. The event is being organized in collaboration with Lakeridge Health and will include topics on Advancing Clinical Research in Community...