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Working to enhance clinical research capability and capacity across Canada

Canada’s Alliance for Excellence in Clinical Research

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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


Launch of 2023 N2 Clinical Research Standard Operating Procedures

We are excited to announce the launch of the 2023 English N2 Clinical Research SOPs. Thank you to the Clinical Research SOP Committee members and Stephen Sundquist, the Committee chair, for their work on the 2023 Clinical Research SOPs updates.

External Resources to Inspire Participant Engagement

As International Clinical Trials Day approaches, The Clinical Trials Education and Awareness (CTEA) Committee would like to share two helpful external resources to help your organization with participant engagement. Use Plain Language to Increase Understanding: The...

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Report

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is committed to strengthening the clinical trials ecosystem to improve health care and health outcomes for all Canadians. CIHR is now looking to build a long-term strategy to support Canada’s clinical trials ecosystem....

Read the N2 2023-2027 Strategic Plan!

On behalf of the N2 Board, N2 Committee Chairs and Operations team we are excited to officially launch the 2023-2027 N2 strategic plan, Supporting Canadian Clinical Research Excellence Through Collaboration. This strategic plan deepens our commitment to working...

Relaunch of the Social Behavioural Research Ethics Course!

The Social and Behavioural Ethics course is back online! After a thorough review and update by the N2 Education Committee and subject matter experts, this course is available to our learners once again. This course is up to date with the current TCPS2 guidelines. The...

Read the Latest SOCRA SOURCE Journal Featuring an Article About the Participators!

This article was originally created for the SOCRA SOURCE Journal for the Society of Clinical Research Associates and has been shared with N2 with SOCRA permission, for educational purposes, and with the authors’ permissions. Read the article here.

Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD 4.0)

New implementation guidelines are available for the Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) v4.0. The eCTD includes submission of applications, amendments, supplements, and other regulatory reports to health authorities around the world, including Canada. The eCTD...

Register for CIHR Communication Training Workshops

One popular networking session at the 2023 N2 Annual Conference was on the topic of scientific misinformation and what clinical research personnel can do to help dispel misinformation. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is providing a series of science...

Register for the N2 May Community Forum

We are celebrating International Clinical Trials Day for the May 2023 N2 Community Forum. Do you want to share how you are celebrating International Clinical Trials Day this year? Please reach out to This event is free for N2 members so make sure to...

Health Canada is Seeking Feedback

Health Canada is seeking feedback on a search portal being built to replace the existing Clinical Trials Database. In addition to providing draft views of the new portal, a draft guidance is provided for feedback. This describes the policy expectations for sponsors of...

Land Honouring

As a virtual organization operating from coast to coast to coast, we respectfully acknowledge the ancestral territories and rights of all Inuit and First Nation and Métis peoples and are grateful they have inhabited and taken care of these lands for millennia. We are committed to doing our part to help move forward from Canada’s ongoing and harmful colonial history and working towards reconciliation.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion/Inclusivity (EDI) Statement

N2 is committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion and welcomes members of racialized groups, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.