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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

Launch of the 2024 HRF Medal of Honour Nominations!

Since its inception in 1945, the HRF Medal of Honour has been awarded to truly outstanding individuals whose research and/or contribution to public policies supportive of research and development in Canada have achieved international recognition. Nominees must be...

Register for the ASK US Series – Right to Participate Webinar

Right to Participate is an initiative at BC Children's and Women's hospital to develop and clarify respectful ways in which patients and families can be contacted to participate in research. This goes beyond permission to contact; it is about ensuring all patients and...

Register for The Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) National Conference

Register for The Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) National Conference. The event is being held in Calgary, Alberta from May 12-15, 2024. Register Today!

The 2024 competition of the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research is now open

The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research | The Royal This annual national Prize provides funding to exceptional researchers who are affiliated with a Canadian academic research institution in the field of mental health and who are 45 years of age or...

The CIHR is recruiting members to join one of its 13 Institute Advisory Boards! (IABs)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is recruiting members to join one of its 13 Institute Advisory Boards (IABs). IABs are composed of dedicated volunteers from Canada and abroad with a wide range of experience and expertise in various areas related to...

Register for The Basics of Patient/Youth/Caregiver Engagement in Clinical Trials Webinar with IMPaCT

Register for IMPaCT's youth and family engagement webinar in pediatric and perinatal trials. Hear from IMPaCT parent partner Yan and youth partner Jenna about their experiences related to clinical trials and from patient engagement specialists Maureen and Dawn about...

Celebrating International Women’s Day!

Celebrating #InternationalWomensDay2024 today. A big shout out to all the remarkable women on our committees, board of directors, and operations team who make a difference with #N2Canada and the #ClinicalResearch landscape

CAN TAP TALENT Awards Update!

We are excited to announce our EDIA Summer Student Awards and Travel Awards are now live! The new cycle of Master, PHD and Post Doctoral award guidelines are also posted. Student Award Applications are due Friday March 29th and results will be announced on April 15th....

N2 is a Proud Partner of RareKids-CAN: Pediatric Rare Disease Clinical Trials and Treatment Network

In Canada, 14,000 children under the age of 15 die each year from a rare disease. With more than 7,000 known rare diseases, it is essential for researchers from across the country to work together to improve the health outcomes of all children and teens living with a...