GLOBAL CLINICAL TRIALS
With lower clinical trial management costs than in the United States and streamlined operations and approvals processes thanks to a new single ethics review for multi-centre clinical trials, the Toronto region has become an ideal location for global clinical trials. Additionally, Ontario clinical trial data is recognized by U.S. and EU authorities.
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Data compiled from A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Access to a Highly Diverse Participant Pool
The region is home to a unique pool of potential clinical trials participants due to its large, ethnically diverse population. Nearly half of all Torontonians are foreign born, a much higher percentage than in many other major North American cities.
Access Leading-Edge Informatics and Data
The region possesses robust digital infrastructure, as well as a universal healthcare system to support comprehensive data collection, analytics and sharing. Through the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), which leads cutting-edge studies that evaluate healthcare delivery and population outcomes, there is access to a vast and secure array of Ontario’s demographic and health-related data, including:
- Population-based health surveys
- Anonymous patient records
- Clinical and administrative databases