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Clinical Research

Research involving human subjects is crucial to improving the ability to provide the highest quality health care.

Knowledge acquired through clinical research improves our understanding of health care, particularly as it relates to the recovery from illness or injury, or managing a chronic condition or disease.

Ethics Approval for Research

All new clinical research studies considered by VHIF must first be approved by the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) of Health Canada and/or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All research done through VHIF is also reviewed and approval by the Clinical Research Ethics Board (CREB) of the local health authority. Only after the CREB issues a Certificate of Approval will the new trial be coordinated through VHIF.

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