Free Course on COVID-19 and Mental Health

This two-webinar course provides learners with an opportunity to select a webinar that best meets their needs depending on their setting (hospital/healthcare facility or college/university campus). The remainder of this year will see many settings continue to return to pre-pandemic operations and the challenges and stressors these transitions present can be challenging. In both webinars, learners explore ways to work through those challenges.

N2’s COVID-19 Webinar Series: Register for the Next Webinar

You are invited to N2’s Next COVID-19 Webinar on July 7th!

Against Pandemic Research Exceptionalism

Speaker: Jonathan Kimmelman, PhD
James McGill professor
STREAM Research Group
Director, Biomedical Ethics Unit
Department of Social Studies of Medicine

July 7, 2020

3:00-4:00 PM EST

Webinar Abstract from Dr. Kimmelman

Register Here

Crisis conditions like pandemics often strain research processes and create pressures to compress research timelines. Some scientists and others have argued that crisis conditions license researchers to relax normal methodological rigour. My presentation will argue that the same standards of design and reporting we maintain in non-crisis conditions should hold in crises as well; what needs to change in crises is how studies are coordinated with each other.

Click to read Dr. Kimmelman’s article on this topic

Submit your COVID-19 related questions for Health Canada by Friday!

To make sure the questions relate to COVID-19 and not the Guide 100 or other Health Canada issues on COVID-19 questions already addressed by the COVID-19 guide, Health Canada would like us to collect questions in advance. We have not received any questions to date, so to ensure Health Canada feels that their time will be of good use, we are encouraging registrants to provide questions. 
Please click here to submit a question, or please feel free to reach out to to provide questions. Please submit questions by May 15, 2020, by end-of-business day. 


Provide Feedback to CTTI’s Draft Master Protocol Resources

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the value of master protocol studies has become clear: we need agile clinical trials that foster collaboration to address major public health threats and ongoing research challenges. You are invited to review and provide comments on draft resources created by the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) to help drive the appropriate use of master protocols in diverse therapeutic areas. The resources include:

• Master protocols roadmap
• FDA engagement tool
• Business & operations plan template
• Protocol development template
• Vendor assessment tool

Click here to Provide Comments

As an important member of the clinical trials ecosystem, your feedback is important – please suggest revisions or additions to our draft resources by next Friday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Your feedback will help shape the final materials that we make available to the public this summer.

Other important information:
• The open comment opportunity is only available in English.
• You may provide comments as an individual or an organization.
• There is no compensation.