The Canadian Clinical Trials Asset Map (CCTAM), a pan-Canadian database showcasing Canada’s clinical research capacities was launched this week to help Canada regain its position as a leading destination for clinical trials. Offering a comprehensive picture of the breadth and depth of Canada’s clinical research assets, the online database includes details on clinical trial sites, research networks, research ethics boards, institutions/hospitals and individual clinical research experts.
Additionally, the database is bilingual, free to use, easy to search and regularly updated. With a growing number of assets, CCTAM already has over 700 database records. A forthcoming update will allow users to search by federal riding boundaries.
The new database was created in response to the ‘Action Plan to Help Attract More Clinical Trials to Canada’ and is overseen by the Canadian Clinical Trials Coordinating Centre (CCTCC) which was launched through a partnership between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) and HealthCareCAN in April, 2014.
The portal can be accessed at www.base.cctam.ca/.