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The Centre for Mother, Infant, and Child Research is pleased to announce their membership with the Networks of Networks (N2)!

Network of Networks (N2)

The Network of Networks (N2) is a not-for-profit incorporated organization and an alliance of Canadian research networks and organizations working to enhance national clinical research capability and capacity. Bringing together trialists and clinical research professionals from across the country, N2 provides a common platform for sharing best practices, resources and research-related content to ensure efficient and high-quality research, integrity of clinical practices and accountability. The organization is truly representative of clinical research in Canada and acts as a national voice and advocate on behalf of a broad range of stakeholders that have an impact on the efficiency and quality of clinical trials conducted in Canada.

N2 has created a unique environment for clinical researchers to benefit from the sharing of “best in class” tools and the experience and expertise of others. Today, over 60 organizations representing over 3000 clinical research professionals, from over 200 sites and across numerous therapeutic disciplines have joined N2’s initiative. Members include organizations as varied as research networks, universities, hospitals, government entities and industry. The breadth of N2’s member organizations and the depth of their collective experience have enabled N2 to become an important voice in the national clinical research debate.

N2 was formed because clinical researchers face common challenges in their quest to conduct world class research.

The two cornerstones of clinical research are the protection of human subjects and the integrity of the data collected. Among N2′s activities are the creation and distribution of the training and quality assurance that will raise the national standard for the conduct of research. These tools will support the investigators and research staff in their effort to demonstrate the accountability critical to clinical research.

N2 is a membership organization.

The CMICR is a member of the Networks of Networks (N2). This membership provides access for Canadian sites to a variety of resources including a national set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the conduct of clinical research, and the following CITI Canada On-line Educational Programs:
• Good Clinical Practice (12 modules)
• Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and IATA (6 modules)

Research team members listed on a “Task Delegation Log” at a participating Canadian site for a clinical trial coordinated by the CMICR are able to access the above described SOPs and the online educational programs, at no additional cost!

The CMICR will bring to your attention additional tools as they become available from the Network of Networks (N2).

More information about N2 is available at

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