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Did you miss a 2020 N2 webinar? Recording are available.

  • Against Pandemic Research Exceptionalism with Dr. Jonathan Kimmelman on July 7, 2020
  • Monitoring Investigator Initiated Trials IITS During the COVID Pandemic – A Dialogue with Lisa Johnston on August 26, 2020
  • Clinical Trials Education & Awareness Tools in Action: Talking Through How to Access and Find Them with Shelley King, Daniela Bianco, Alison Orth and Catherine Vayssier on November 5, 2020

N2 is proud to announce the inaugural Paddi O’Hara Lecture Award | $2,500 honorarium | Apply by Jan 4th

The selected speaker will receive a $2,500 honorarium and will be invited to give a talk on their chosen topic at the N2 annual meeting February 2021.

All applications for the 2021 Paddi O’Hara Lecture Award must be received electronically by 5:00 pm EST on January 4, 2021.

Information package:

Application form:

Submissions can be e-mailed to N2 at with the subject line “Paddi O’Hara Lecture Award Submission.”

The Paddi O’Hara Annual Lecture Award has been established by the Network of Networks (N2) and Paddi’s family to honour the life of Paddi O’Hara and her contributions to N2.

Paddi was a uniquely bright and engaging person with a passion for family, friends and for her tireless work in research ethics. Despite facing her own personal challenges, she was always ready to lend her support to people and causes she held dear. Her generosity as a teacher and colleague led to many fruitful collaborations over the years, including her work with N2.

Paddi led the implementation of the N2-Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) education program in Canada and served as the chair of the N2 Education Committee. Paddi’s leadership and dedication in bioethics course development were instrumental in creating the N2 CITI Canada program that is now used across Canada to support high quality ethical research practice.

This award was established in Paddi’s memory in an effort to continually shine a light on the importance of advancing ethical clinical research practice and education. It will recognize an applicant addressing a topic in clinical research education or research ethics. The award will be granted at the N2 annual meeting to the successful applicant following a competitive application process conducted by N2.

International Clinical Trials Day is May 20, 2020! Please complete this 2-min survey to tell N2 what your site is doing. Bonus: they will help you promote!

N2 would appreciate if you could take 2-minutes to complete a survey about what your organization is doing to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day this year!
Complete Survey
Would you like to have N2 help promote your #ICTD2020 event?

Do you have any FAQ’s about #ClinicalTrials you would like to share so we can raise awareness through N2’s social media outlets about clinical trials?

Please contact

Register to attend the N2 Annual Meeting via live stream February 6-7


The agenda can be found at


N2 is live streamlining their N2 annual meeting! If you are unable to attend but would like to view the 2-day meeting digitally there is now an option to do so.

  • Member registration is $35.00 plus HST 
  • Non-Member registration is $70.00 plus HST


  • Member registration is $75.00 plus HST 
  • Non-Member registration is $800.00 plus HST (Non-member conference registration fee will be applied to the cost of membership taken out before the end of the conference).

Did you know that N2 visual graphics about clinical trials are available for your co-branding and use? (available in English and French)

Have you noticed that N2 posts visual graphics on social media about clinical trials? We are now packaging these materials as tools that can be co-branded for our members! These images are available in both English and French. Keep an eye out for new images added on a regular basis! Examples of these images include:

  • clinical trial phases
  • tips for patients in a clinical trial
  • impacts of clinical trials
  • reasons for participating in a clinical trial

The link to the images can be viewed here. To access the tool kit log into N2 at and click ‘Access to N2 Materials’ and login in using your login information.

Read the N2 fall newsletter: updated SOPs, new tools and courses (English and French)

Read the newsletter in English here:

Read the newsletter in French here:

Newsletter Topics

  • Version 8 of N2 SOPs released in both French and English
  • Vanessa’s Law: Update & Implications for Members Courtesy of HealthCareCAN
  • New Quality Committee tools
    • Overview of research quality management system (QMS)
    • QMS institutional gap analysis tool
    • Study risk assessment tool
    • Risk-based monitoring plan
  • Vanessa’s Law: Update & Implications for Members Courtesy of HealthCareCAN
  • Upcoming releases for courses
    • RCR mega course
    • CRC course
    • Rivised E6 R2 compliant French GCP refresher

Don’t forget to register for the N2 stakeholder meetings!

  • August 19, 2019       (2:00-3:00 PM EST)      Click to register
  • November 18, 2019  (2:00-3:00 PM EST)      Click to register
  • Save the date for the next N2 Annual Conference, which is scheduled for February 6-7, 2020 at Vantage Venues in Toronto. Stay tuned for more information to come soon!

Updated N2 SOPs are now available at the N2 website

V.8 N2 SOPs are now available through the N2 website. The SOPs include adjustments due to the changes to ICH E6 R2. Not sure how to access them? Talk to your CRA!

The effective date is May 15th, 2019. Should a site roll them out after this date, all that is required is a note to file to explain the different effective date.

Available for download:

  • FAQs
  • English SOPs with changes documented in the revision section at the back of the SOP.
  • Two quiz versions (one with answers and justifications and one student copy) are available in both English and French.
  • The compliance letter.
  • A template roll-out letter
  • The French translation is underway and will be available in the near future.

Register for the N2 AGM by Jan 22.

REMINDER: Please register online no later than Tuesday January 22, 2019.

One of the benefits of membership in N2, either through C17 or your local institutional or provincial membership, is that you can attend the annual meeting of members. This meeting has an educational and information focus, providing updates and presentations on current issues impacting clinical trials in Canada, as well as updates from the various N2 committees.

You are cordially invited to attend the 12th Annual N2 Meeting to be held at Vantage Venues (previously the St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre) in downtown Toronto on February 5-6, 2019. (Please note this is a Tuesday and Wednesday).

The full agenda can be found HERE.

As a member of N2, you are encouraged to attend this important meeting and network with your colleagues. The N2 Annual Meeting is also open to additional members of your clinical research organization. If they wish to accompany you to the meeting, they are welcome to attend.

To view information about the event and register, please follow this link:

Attendees requiring travel assistance must contact Karen Arts for pre-approval. Assistance of a maximum of $750 is available for one member per organization, outside the greater Toronto area for the cost of travel to and from Toronto. The funds may be used for flight and/or rail costs only.

For anyone in your clinical research organization wishing to attend, please ensure they register by completing the on-line registration here:

Due to increasing economic pressures, the N2 Board of Directors has approved a registration fee of $50.00 (+HST) per person. This fee of $50 plus HST is payable by credit card only. This fee is to offset some charges incurred on catering, venue rental and AV equipment required to hold the two-day annual meeting. To ensure accurate catering estimates it is imperative we know the total number of attendees ahead of time by having everyone register. Please register online no later than Tuesday January 22, 2019.

We hope to see you at the meeting.


N2 Year-End Newsletter: Insights and Updates 2018

Seasons greetings from everyone at N2! 2018 was a year full of lots of changes, and as the year is coming to a close, we would like to take a moment to reflect on our accomplishments this year. Thank you to all our members and diligent committee members who continue to work on our content and campaigns, we look forward to the things to come in 2019!


Click to access END_OF_YEAR_NEWSLETTER_2018.pdf