Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO)

Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO) is an independent not-for-profit organization established with support from the Government of Ontario.  Their mandate is to work collaboratively with the clinical trials community, the public and strategic partners to improve Ontario’s clinical trials environment and attract clinical trial investment to the province, while supporting the highest ethical and quality standards.  CTO is leading the movement for a single ethics review for multi-centre clinical research in Ontario.  It’s all part of enhancing the climate for clinical research in Ontario.

CTO is partnering with Research Ethics Boards to enhance the environment for conducting multi-centre clinical research in Ontario.  The Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB) is one of CTO’s qualified review boards.  For assistance please contact the HiREB Coordinator, Pin Sran at 905-521-2100 ext. 42680 or email sranb@hhsc.ca; when there is an HHS Centre CTO application we can provide you with the required resource sign off checklist for your study.