We Facilitate Clinical Research in Quebec

Clinical Trials Quebec (CTQ), powered by CATALIS Quebec, is supported by the Government of Quebec. Its mission is to provide comprehensive and accessible information about clinical research and to promote access to clinical trials for Quebecers, with a view to accelerating the development of innovative treatments that benefit everyone.

A Neutral and Reliable Source of Information

Clinical Trials Quebec is an information hub powered by CATALIS Quebec, a neutral nonprofit organization (NPO) with patients at the heart of its mission. As such, CTQ offers reliable, impartial and quality information about clinical research. The content offered on this site has been developed and co-created through collaborations with patient organizations representing various medical conditions and based in different regions of Quebec, as well as with a wide network of partners working in the clinical research ecosystem, and has been validated by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) of Quebec.

A Structuring Project Supported by the Government of Quebec

Our website was developed in partnership with the Government of Quebec. The content presented here is the fruit of a co-creative effort with the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec (MSSS), the ministère de l’Économie, de l’innovation et de l’Énergie (MEIE), Health Canada, the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS), public health network institutions in Quebec, organizations and groups of people with a medical condition, and other members of the CATALIS Network. CTQ is a comprehensive and innovative tool kit on clinical research that meets the needs of all Quebecers.

An Inclusive and Accessible Site

Clinical Trials Quebec and its partners place great importance on equitable representation and respect for diversity throughout the Quebec clinical research ecosystem. For this reason, the content of this site has been drafted with an emphasis on inclusive and gender-neutral writing and in accordance with the standards of the Universal Patient Language, a set of resources for communicating with patients about complex medical topics. The site has also been designed in accordance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

A Site That Meets Your Needs

This site has been designed to be viewed in a linear or non-linear manner, depending on your preferences.

If you want to learn about clinical trials and clinical research, you can start with “The Importance of Clinical Research” and continue with “What Is a Clinical Trial?”.

If you would like to better understand the process of participating in a clinical trial, you can refer to the section “Steps of a Clinical Trial: A Guide for Participants”.

If you are looking for a clinical trial, we encourage you to contact us via our Personalized Support Service, which will be able to meet your needs.

We have included a glossary of complex medical terms for your convenience.

Happy reading!