Clinical Trials


The Clinical Research Division at Eastern Health provides research staff and infrastructure to support clinical trial research in a multiple disciplines. Clinical trials are research studies that test a drug, therapy, procedure or medical device on people. The purpose is to find out if a new treatment is safe and effective. Many treatments used today are the result of past clinical trials.

Health Research Ethics Board

All clinical research conducted at Eastern Health requires the approval of the Health Research Ethics Board (HREB) and the Research Proposal Approval Committee (RPAC).

Deciding to participate in a clinical trial

Clinical trials are only possible if there are volunteers willing to participate in studies. People choose to participate in a clinical trial study for a variety of reasons. Clinical trial participation is a personal choice that is made after careful consideration of the benefits and risks. At Eastern Health, we use an informed consent process to help you make a decision. To learn more, please read the information for clinical trial participants.


We invite you to read some testimonials from past and current clinical trial participants.

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Last updated: 2020-02-19