Clinical Research "is research on
human beings aimed at maintaining fundamental respect for the
personality and integrity of each individual, of which the end
result is the improvement of human health."
This research constitutes a most important link between basic
research and health care. It is, in fact, an essential platform
when it comes to perfecting new diagnostic, therapeutic and
preventative strategies. It studies the human being, as apposed to
basic research, which is performed on cell samples or on animals.
The goal of clinical research is to increase our knowledge of
diseases, investigative methods and treatments.
There are several types of clinical research, some of which are
performed on patients and others on healthy subjects: clinical
trials for treatment, medical devices, surgeries, new medications,
epidemiological research, genetic research, case studies, research
through databases or tissue samples, etc.
Clinical research has been one the CHUM Research Centre’s
main activities since its creation in 1996.
Evaluation and Research Ethics Committees
Documents and forms for Clinical Research (Section in French