The Clinical Research Unit at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) prides itself on conducting clinical trials at the highest level of quality and integrity.

The CRU is mandated by the Neuro to oversee operations on all clinical research  involving both patient participants and investigational products.

Physicians interested in collaborating on future trials should contact the CRU at 

115+

Clinical trials each year

750+

Participants annually

60

CRU staff

15

Academic partnerships

5

Open Science collaborations

WHO WE ARE

INDUSTRY LEADERS

  • Largest neurological clinical trials unit in Canada (opened in 1986)
  • Over 115 Phase I-IV trials conducted annually in 11 areas of neurology
  • New disease indications added annually
  • Industry sponsored and investigator-initiated trials

OUR EXPERTISE

  • Focus and expertise in rare diseases
  • Phase 1 expertise and infrastructure
  • Observational and natural history studies
  • Member of industry Early Development Network
  • Recruit patients nationally and internationally
  • Consistently ranked international top recruiter

AWARDS + GRANTS

  • Brain Canada
  • ALS Canada
  • CIHR
  • FRSQ
  • NRC
  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation
  • ARSACS Foundation
  • Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  • Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives
  • Industry Awards and Grants

WHY COLLABORATE WITH US

EFFICIENCY

  • In-house ethics and contracts officers to accelerate start-up process after site selection.
  • One of 6 sites participating in CATALIS Quebec’s new Fast Track program for clinical trials

IN-HOUSE SUPPORT

  • 35+ years of clinical trial management expertise
  • Sub-specialty experts: Principal Investigators, Clinicians and CRCs
  • In-house nursing team, respiratory therapists, neuropsychological raters and lab team

INTERDISCIPLINARITY

  • Synergy and cross-collaboration with clinical practice and basic research
  • Integration of clinical research staff into multidisciplinary outpatient and in-patient clinics and departments

INVESTIGATOR-INITIATED TRIALS

  • Dedicated program to  help develop investigator-driven research
  • Support with contracts, ethics approval, trial implementation
  • Open to investigators based at The Neuro and beyond

WHAT WE OFFER

INVESTIGATOR-INITIATED TRIALS