Gain access to a highly skilled team of research coordinators to help manage your study

Our research coordinators:

  • adhere to regulations relating to ethical conduct of clinical research, including the International Congress on Harmonization Good Clinical Practice Guidelines (ICH GCP).
  • work on a part time or temporary full time basis.
  • have built excellent relationships at the University of Alberta Hospital, Stollery Children’s Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Lois Hole Hospital for Women, Grey Nuns Community Hospital and Misericordia Community Hospital.

Services available

Services available include:

  • study setup, including ethics submissions and operational approval requests;
  • participant screening, recruitment, consent, assent and visit scheduling;
  • administering study drug, questionnaires, data collection, sample collection and data entry;
  • liaising with lab, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, and other facilities as needed;
  • maintaining regulatory documents; and
  • assisting with study close-out and archiving study documentation.

Complimentary database configuration and data management services are available through our data coordinating centre.

Additional information

For more information and to access any of our services, complete the research support request form.

Access clinical trial support services throughout the lifecycle of your research project

WCHRI’s award-winning clinical trials support team helps minimize the time required to initiate studies by facilitating completion of regulatory documents and ensuring that women and children who choose to participate in research receive the best care by experienced staff. We have expertise working with industry-sponsored, as well as investigator-initiated, clinical trials and can manage all aspects of the study as per protocol, under the guidance of the principal investigator (PI).

Study planning and start-up

  • Assistance with feasibility form.
  • Review of protocols and budgets.
  • Site evaluation and site initiation visits.
  • Submission and tracking of contracts and agreements.
  • Negotiating budgets with sponsor or contract research organization (CRO).
  • Assistance with clinical trial applications to Health Canada (in conjunction with the Quality Management in Clinical Research (QMCR) office).
  • Preparation of source documents.
  • Preparation and submission of regulatory documents to sponsor.
  • Preparation of ethics submission, including consent revision.
  • Facilitating operational and administrative approvals.

Study conduct and closeout

  • Screening, recruitment, participant consent, assent and visit scheduling.
  • Administering questionnaires, data collection, sample collection and data entry.
  • Managing regulatory documents and annual ethics renewals.
  • Reporting on adverse events.
  • Coordinating lab and other ancillary services.
  • Administrating study medications, compliance teaching and compliance monitoring.
  • Assisting with study close-out and archiving study documentation.

Additional information

For more information and to access any of our services, complete the research support request form.