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Teams & Partnerships

Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC)

The ACRC is the first collaborative effort between clinical researchers from academic institutions, community-based physicians, and representatives from the healthcare system in Alberta looking at reducing the barriers and streamlining the processes for conducting clinical research. The participating agencies, institutions and organizations include:

  • Alberta Health Services;
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons;
  • Covenant Health;
  • University of Alberta;
  • University of Calgary; and
  • Alberta Innovates, who is providing secretariat role, project management and facilitation.

“Our vision is high quality, integrated and efficient clinical research in Alberta.”
Learn more about ACRC

Alberta Health Services

Covenant Health works in partnership with AHS to provide health services throughout Alberta.  In addition, we work closely with AHS Research to ensure that research undertaken across both organizations have access to the appropriate processes and documents required to facilitate the projects.

For assistance at AHS with Research Agreements and Operational Approvals, go to 

For general research information for AHS, go to

For assistance at AHS with using Netcare for Research purposes, go to:        

For inquiries on any aspect of the AHS Research Administration process please email:

Clinical Trials Alberta (CTA)

Clinical Trials Alberta (CTA) is an initiative demonstrating Alberta's unique positioning as a premier clinical trials destination.  Launching on May 20th, 2021 (International Clinical Trials Day), CTA aims to

  • Promote Alberta's unique assets for conducting high-quality clinical trials;
  • attract industry research and development investment to the province;
  • offer centralized access for industry to engage with Alberta's clinical trial assets; and 
  • enable effective collaboration between industry sponsors and Alberta investigators, sites, and service providers.

Learn more about Clinical Trials Alberta by visiting

Clinical Trials Alberta

Collaborative Health Research Institute of Southern Alberta

The CHRC is a member of the Collaborative Health Research Institute of Southern Alberta (CHRISA). CHRISA aims to produce high impact health research with the potential to enrich health across the lifespan for people living in Southern Alberta and beyond. Through community engagement, a focus on patient needs, and targeting critical phases of life, our vision is to create a knowledge base for supporting healthy life trajectories among individuals, families, and communities from diverse backgrounds. CHRISA will serve as a hub for establishing transdisciplinary collaboration between researchers, service providers, and patients. To learn more visit the CHRISA Website

Network of Networks (N2)

Covenant Health is a member of N2, Canada’s alliance for excellence in clinical research.