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Interested in Finding a Clinical Trial?

Here are some trustworthy resources to help you find a clinical trial.

  • Health Canada’s clinical trials database. This is the landing page for Health Canada’s database that allows you to search for phase 1, 2 and I3 clinical trials in Canada involving pharmaceutical and biological drugs. If you wish to find more information on a clinical trial in the database, you should speak to your physician and/or contact the clinical trial sponsor that is listed.

  • International Standard Registered Clinical/soCialsTudy Number (ISRCTN).
  • This is the homepage for a searchable clinical trial registry recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (also called ICMJE). Clinical research studies (whether proposed, ongoing or finished) anywhere in the world are part of this database.


  • World Health Organization Clinical Trials Search Portal. This is WHO’s homepage where you can look for a clinical trial anywhere in the world. If the same clinical trial is listed in more than one place, the results will show that results for that clinical trial grouped together.

  • Canadian Cancer Trials. This is the homepage for a site that was created by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, and allows you to search for a cancer clinical trial anywhere in Canada.

  • Clinical trials.gov This is the homepage of the US National Institutes of Health clinical trial database, which allows you to search privately and publicly funded clinical studies around the world.

  • Clinical Trials Ontario’s Clinical Trials Finder. This is the homepage to search for a clinical trial anywhere in Canada. The site is hosted by Clinical Trials Ontario and searches clinicaltrials.gov for clinical trials, and provides fewer and simpler search features in efforts to make it easier to use.

  • You may also find out more about how to be in a clinical trial by asking your doctor or another member of your healthcare team.

    How to Register for the N2 Annual Meeting

    Registration is now open for the N2 Annual Meeting!

    You can register here.

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  • Release of the Third Version of the N2/CAREB/ACCER REB SOPs

    The N2 and CAREB/ACCER organizations are pleased to announce the release of the third version of the Canadian REB SOPs – the English language version is available now with the French language version to follow.

    The REB SOPs are specific to ethics boards that review health sciences research and are compliant with applicable Canadian and US regulatory, and ethics guidance criteria. The implementation of the REB SOPs will facilitate the distribution, adoption and maintenance of a single standard for REBs in Canada.

    Please note that changes to the formal set of REB SOPs may result in the SOPs no longer being compliant and it is for this reason that the SOPs appear as print only PDF documents. Documents that assist the organization to ‘bridge’ information in the SOPs with specific/local procedures (tools, checklists, sample forms, local guidance documents, contact information) are not part of the official SOPs but can be created or adapted as needed, to meet the needs of the organization.

    Access to the REB SOP documents and associated information can be obtained from here

    Registration for the N2 Annual Meeting is Now Open!

    Registration for the N2 Annual Meeting is now open! Register here.

    The agenda for the N2 annual conference is now available. Download it here.

    Notable topics include:

  • Promoting Science in the Era of Fake News – Challenges and Opportunities
  • Panel: Cannabis Clinical Research – Operationalizing and Capacity-building
  • Health Canada: Guide 100 Update and Inspections
  • Big data, Technology, and Privacy in a Time of Changing Regulations
  • How N2 Can Address Barriers and Challenges to Clinical Research
  • Health Canada: Modernization of Regulations and the Scientific Perspective to CTA Reviews

  • Attendance Cost

    This year, registration and payment can be made in one step, by clicking here

    The member registration fee is $75.00 plus HST and is required to attend the meeting (the fee is $800.00 plus HST for non-members of N2).

    This change in fee is to offset some charges incurred on catering, venue rental and AV required to hold the two-day annual meeting. We are recording the N2 annual meeting and if you are unable to attend but would like to view the 2-day meeting digitally there is a $35.00 cost. 

    Room Block Rate – Sheraton Centre Downtown Toronto

    Hotel accommodation have been arranged at a rate of $259.00 per room per night. Hotel room rates are subject to all applicable tax and fees, currently 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT). Rates quoted are for Single and Double occupancy.

    Reservations may be accepted by telephone at 1-888-627-7175 or via the Marriott website with a final date January 15, 2020.

    Reference group N2 Room Block or the group code N24743 to make reservations or alternatively using this website that has been designed for our group to book the special group rate of $259.00.

    Travel Assistance

    Travel support of up to $750 is available to one delegate per member organization from outside of the GTA. This subsidy must be pre-approved, and is payable after the conference through submission of receipts. Further information on this process is available by contacting n2@n2canada.ca.

    Non-member conference registration fee will be applied to the cost of membership taken out before the end of the conference.