Before starting any type of research study, you must obtain approval from your local ethics committee, obtain organizational/institutional approval, and fully execute any required contracts or agreements. This includes finalizing the CTN Affiliation Agreement and the Agreement between PHC/UBC and local site institution.

Successful applicants are required to complete all the necessary requirements for their home institution including:

  • Fulfilling their institutional Research Ethics Board requirements.
  • Observing the progress of contract negotiation between their home institution and the CTN National Centre and responding to their home institution promptly
  • Establishing a grant account per the requirements of their home institution, oversee (if applicable) spending for the study, and provide the CTN National Centre with financial statements as required.

Looking for sites to help you with your research? Use our study feasibility checklist to determine if a potential site can meet your needs.