Liaison services

A large portion of the clinical research conducted at the university requires liaison with both Alberta Health Services (AHS) and industry sponsors. To support researchers and leverage our unique experience in this area, we offer liaison services that help simplify the process.

Our liaison services include:


AHS Liaison Services

The CCCR’s AHS Liaison Services provide researchers with expert guidance on working with AHS while conducting clinical research. By leveraging our extensive knowledge of AHS facilities, processes and requirements, we’re able to connect researchers with the right resources at the right time.

Services include:

  • Acting as a point of contact for questions regarding AHS facilities, resources and requirements.
  • Serving as the institutional experts on important AHS initiatives - including the ConnectCare rollout.
  • Support and training for the EPIC platform (including account creation and ongoing support).

Industry Liaison Services

A large proportion of the clinical trials we support at the CCCR are industry-sponsored. We recognize some of the unique complexities this presents for researchers who may not have worked with industry partners before—and even for those who have.  

By leveraging our industry partnerships and expertise, we offer liaison services that help simplify this process for our researchers. Whether you’ve already been approached by a potential industry sponsor or are looking for clinical trial opportunities or sponsorships, we can help.  

Services include:  

  • Acting as the first line of contact for industry sponsors wishing to connect with UCalgary researchers.
  • Promoting the University as a leading research centre for industry partners to sponsor clinical research. 
  • Actively seeking out potential clinical trial sponsorship partnerships and opportunities for our researchers.
     

How to request Liaison Services:

In order to receive services, researchers must hold an academic appointment at the University of Calgary. To learn more about how Liaison Services can support your clinical trials, please contact Shweta Patel at 403.210.5460 or pats@ucalgary.ca.