Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials Services

Support and consultation for clinical trials, feasibility, and pilot studies.

Clinical Trials Services

Support and consultation for clinical trials, feasibility, and pilot studies.


  • Physicians
  • Research Coordinators
  • Clinical Research Nurses
  • Research Associates
  • Research Assistants


W21C’s team provides consultative and practical support for sponsors and researchers conducting clinical trials, feasibility, and pilot studies. Qualified research staff are available for hire for industry partners and investigators seeking support for their projects.


The Clinical Trials Team provides expertise in:

Trial Design & Coordination

Support for protocol development, independent third-party review, or connection with subject matter experts and investigators.

Coordination support includes the start-up, initiation, and ongoing management of the trial.

Regulatory Applications & Submissions

Drafting, submission, and maintenance of required documents to register the clinical trial of a medical device, drug, or process with regulatory agencies.

Medical and Scientific Oversight

Provision of medical expertise for clinical integrity, validity, and safety for the design and duration of the trial.

Participant Screening & Recruitment

Support includes the identification and randomization of eligible study participants, development of study recruitment materials, obtaining participant consent, and the administration of an intervention.

Specimen Collection

Collection of biological materials and transport to a laboratory for third-party analysis (including phlebotomy and venipuncture services).

Data Management

Ongoing entry, privacy, security, and validation of data collected throughout the study, in addition to maintenance of case report forms, and adverse events to trial sponsors.


Dr. Chester Ho, right, demonstrates how the XSENSOR technology works, with Dr. Bill Ghali, centre, and Clay Richardson, left, who himself has experienced severe bed sores. Photo by Bruce Perrault, University of Calgary




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W21C Unit 36

Efficacy Testing of Electronic Discharge Communication Tool


W21C is embedded within the research ecosystem and will liaise with the following teams to support the conduct of clinical research at the University of Calgary.

Legal Research Services

Research Ethics Board

Laboratory Research Services

Pharmacy Research Services

Heritage Medical Research Clinic