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N2 Courses Available!

N2 has a partnership with CITI to provide high quality, web-based, Canadian instruction on a variety of research topics. These courses promotes research with human participants to be conducted in a manner that is appropriate, safe, responsible, ethical and meets the guidelines, regulations and legislation in this country. The 9-courses in the CITI-Canada curriculum are composed of modules and quizzes; completion certificates are generated for successful learners. Limited courses are available in both English and French. 

Click here to learn more about these courses.

Courses available include:

  • Good Clinical Practice Basic
  • Good Clinical Practice Refresher
  • Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Social and Behavioural Research Ethics
  • Health Canada Division 5: Drugs for Clinical Trials Involving Humans
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods/International Air Transport Association (TDG/IATA)
  • Responsible Conduct of Research in Life Sciences
  • Responsible Conduct of Research in Physical Sciences
  • Privacy and Security for Personal Health Information (PHI) 

Q-CROC launches new Clinical Trial search engine website

Congratulations to N2 member Q-CROC who has launched their website OncoQuébec. This website allows you to search clinical trials in oncology by keywords or filters. The platform contains studies currently recruiting participants in Quebec, and those that will soon be. It also allows you to contact research teams directly. (available in French and English)

Read the 2019 Year-End Summary, and Cheers to a New Year!

Season’s greetings from everyone at N2! 2019 was a year full of lots of changes, and as the year is coming to a close we would like to take a moment to reflect on our accomplishments this year and note some of the items we are looking forward to in 2020!

Thank you to all our members and diligent committee members who continue to work on our content and campaigns. We look forward to the things to come in 2020!
Read the 2019 Year-End Summary

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.