A clinical trial is a type of research study performed on human participants with the intent of discovering new medications, new treatment strategies (e.g. surgical techniques) and new diagnosis techniques (e.g. a new bio-assay) to improve patients’ health and their quality of life.
Hôpital Montfort is one of the rare community Hospitals that has established a research infrastructure and a team of research personnel to facilitate the conduct of clinical research in its establishment. Hence, Montfort provides to its patient populations and its health care professionals the opportunity to participate in clinical study. By conducting clinical trials, Hôpital Montfort aims to:
- Provide patients with up-to-date specialized medical services as well as up-to-date multidisciplinary care;
- Ensure knowledge transfer and knowledge translation of fundamental research to improve the quality of care provided to patients.
The Research Office of the institute de recherche de l’Hôpital Montfort provides services that are required to support clinical trials at Montfort.
- Research ethics application
- Health Canada clinical trial application
- Support in the preparation of grant application
- Review, negotiate and execute research contracts with study sponsors on behalf of investigators
- Research contract development to ensure protection of investigators research ideas
- Research study cost analysis and budget preparation
- Financial monitoring and reporting
- Study feasibility assessment
- Research participants’ recruitment and follow-up
- Data and safety management
- Quality assurance
The clinical research facility is equipped with a:
- Examination room
- Venipuncture room
- Biochemistry laboratory
- Metabolic room to evaluate resting metabolic rate and conduct exercise stress test
- Experimental Kitchen
- Temperature controlled and secured study drug storage space
- Secured short-term storage space for study documentation
- Work areas and fully equipped offices
Furthermore procedures have been established to facilitate the use of Hôpital Montfort’s clinical services as required by research studies such as pharmacy, laboratory and medical imaging services.
As a Member of Network of Networks (N2), Hôpital Montfort is able to provide to his members the following training trough the collaborative institutional training initiative (CITI)-Canada education program:
- Good clinical practice course
- Health Canada Division 5
- Responsible conduct of research
- Human subjects research
- Transportation of Dangerous goods / International air transport regulations
Standard operating procedures: to ensure clinical research are conducted in compliance with good clinical practice, the institute de recherche de l’Hôpital Montfort have adopted and put in place a set of standard operating procedures (SOP) developed by the Network of Networks (N2). Research teams have access to SOPs as well as training on the SOPs.
Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap): Investigators have access to REDCap a secure web application for building and managing databases for research studies.
Our research personnel is composed of research coordinators, research assistances, Certified clinical research professionals, two clinical research nurses and a lawyer to assist investigators with different aspect of their research activities.
To inquire about clinical research at Hôpital Montfort, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 613-746-4621, extension 3623.