CATALIS: An Initiative in Action!
Last update: 2019-22-01
Implement a standardized automated performance report for Quebec institutions.
The new automated performance report developed by the CATALIS initiative was deployed on March 1, 2019 in all health care institutions in Quebec. This report allows network institutions to obtain real-time data on their activities and performance in clinical research (clinical trials).
Provincial Information System (Nagano)
Support the development of new functionalities to enable Quebec institutions to be interconnected in the Nagano computer system.
The CATALIS initiative made a first launch on March 1, 2019, so that studies submitted in Nagano after that date would be interconnected in the network.
A second launch is planned for the summer of 2019 to interconnect studies that were submitted in Nagano before March 1, 2019.
Update the normative clauses of the consent forms.
New proposals for the standard clauses will be presented to the industry during a discussion workshop scheduled in April 2019 with our five (5) participating ethics committees, the FRQS, and the MSSS. The new clauses are expected to be presented to the industry in April-May 2019.
SOP for ethics committees
Review the N2 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for ethics committees to ensure their compliance with Quebec policies.
The revised SOP will soon be available on the CATALIS Quebec website.
Industry access to the Nagano information system
Assess the feasibility of providing the industry with direct access to Nagano to facilitate communication.
A discussion workshop is scheduled in April 2019.
Optimize contract evaluation time.
Centralize and update current reference documents to provide a single guide on best practices for reviewing clinical research contracts with private companies.
Establish a reference price list for common clinical research procedures to facilitate budget negotiations and management of institution-based studies.
Optimize a study’s feasibility processes.
Network of researchers
Create a joint directory of researchers which showcases Quebec’s early stage clinical research expertise.
Promotion and business development
Promote and provide visibility for Quebec clinical research institutions and researchers.
Québec and Canada
Work with the other provincial and national initiatives to maximize benefits in Canada.