HealthTrials, an office within the Department of Research at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, was formed in 1996 to forge links between the innovative pharmaceutical industry and Manitoba researchers. HealthTrials provides project administration services to both researchers and pharmaceutical companies in an effort to enhance clinical research conducted at the Health Sciences Centre.
As an organization, HealthTrails
- Prepares and submits protocols, amendments and site-specific participant information / consent forms on behalf of HSC Investigators to the University of Manitoba Biomedical Research Ethics Board.
- Provides HSC Research Sites with an HSC-specific (revised) template of Standard Operating Procedures for Good Clinical Practice at the Investigative site. The SOP template has been revised for use by HSC clinical research teams who may edit the SOPs to reflect their specific clinical research procedures. A licensing fee of $125 per research group is applicable.
- Facilitates clinical research educational events and opportunities.
- Assists, when possible, with linking Pharmaceutical companies with clinical trial Investigators and Investigators with Clinical Research Coordinators.