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Research Coordinators Group (CCCRCG)


CCCRCG Webinar Series

Network of Networks template and resource library for Research Coordinators

View the CCCRCG CV (PDF). The CCCRCG CV includes abstracts, manuscripts and grants with CCCRCG members as either (co-) authors or (co-) investigators from 1996 to present. To be included in the CV, the abstract, manuscript or grant must be related to critical care. 

About the CCCRCG

The main objective of the Canadian Critical Care Research Coordinators Group (CCCRCG) is to create networking opportunities and foster local and national collaboration between Critical Care Research Coordinators.

The CCCRCG is a sub-group of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG) and was established in June 2004. Membership is comprised of Research Coordinators from across Canada, who work primarily in Critical Care Research. CCCRCG members consist of Research Coordinators who work with adult and pediatric populations.



The goals of the CCCRCG are to:

  1. Create networking opportunities and foster local and national collaboration between Critical Care Research Coordinators
  2. Develop opportunities for professional growth and development and create a venue for continuing education to meet the needs of Critical Care Research Coordinators in Canada
  3. Provide peer support to Critical Care Research Coordinators
  4. Promote the vital role of the Critical Care Research Coordinator in Clinical Trials
  5. Support and facilitate the aims of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG)
  6. Lead research initiatives of interest to the CCCRCG membership and of relevance to the critical care population


How do I become a member of the CCCRCG?

In order to become a member of the CCCRCG, you must be a member of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. The membership cost for Research Coordinators is $75.00 annually. If you would like to join, please visit the Become a Member page. Membership is open to Research Coordinators currently working within the Critical Care environment in Canada. Any Critical Care Research Coordinator who is a member of the CCCTG is automatically a member of the CCCRCG.


Is membership in the CCCRCG for me?

Through the support of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group, we offer annual workshops geared towards providing professional development and networking opportunities for Research Coordinators working in this highly specialized area. In addition, members are provided with support for their own research initiatives and are welcome to attend any of the meetings of the CCCTG.

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact any member of the Executive below:

Dori-Ann Martin (Co-Chair)
Katie O'Hearn (Co-Chair)
Lucy Clayton 
Mary-Ellen French
Amanda Martyniuk
Rebecca Porteous
Karla Krewulak
Ellen McDonald
Geraldine Goco
David Bellemare

Phoebe Mcauley-Smith
Lisa Patterson



CCCRCG Workshop

This one day workshop takes place on an annual basis in conjunction with the Spring CCCTG Scientific Meeting and provides critical care Research Coordinators with the opportunity to participate in education sessions specific to the work that we do. Some of the evaluation comments received at previous workshops:

“Well put together, enjoyed the day! Very informative. Lots to bring back to my site and incorporate”

“Very great day full of knowledge”

“The breaks facilitated communication and idea-sharing between other RCs across Canada” 

2024 CCCRCG Workshop

The 2024 CCCRCG Workshop will be held on Monday, June 10th in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in conjunction with the CCCTG Spring Scientific Meeting.

  • 2024 CCCRCG Workshop Agenda (pending)

Previous workshop agendas:

There is no registration cost for CCCRCG members to attend the workshops. If you are not a member of the CCCTG, please see the Become a Member page.

CCCRCG Funding Opportunities

► CCCRCG Research Grant

The CCCRCG Research Grant was established to provide funds to support the research activities of research coordinators who are members of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG). As funding permits, the CCCTG expects to fund two grants of up to $4,500 each for a research study that directly relates to the practice of critical care.

CCCRCG Research Grant materials:

The call for the annual CCCRCG Research Grant takes place each year in early September. Please see the important dates below.

  • Program Launch Date: Early September
  • Application Deadline: October 15th
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: November 15th
  • Funding Start Date: November 15th

For further information about this research funding opportunity, please contact Dori-Ann Martin or Katie O'Hearn.

For a complete list of past awardees and projects, click here. 

► CCCRCG Travel Award

Through the CCCRCG Travel Award, we seek to emphasize the importance of developing our research coordinators and to encourage coordinators to attend the annual Workshop and CCCTG/CCCTBG Meetings.

As funding permits, the total amount available for this funding opportunity is $10,000 per year (divided amongst the Winter, Spring and Fall Meetings). The highest amount for a single award for the travel grant is $1,000.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a research coordinator member of the CCCTG. Please see Become a Member.

Conditions for funding: The applicant must have confirmation from a supervisor/decision-maker at their institution that the applicant will be supported to attend the CCCRCG Workshop and/or CCCTG Scientific Meeting (i.e. time off, assumption of travel costs not covered by the grant, etc.). Successful applicants cannot re-apply for one year after receiving a travel grant. Please also review the CCCTG Reimbursement and Expense Policy.

Please click here to download the application form.

The application deadline for the CCCRCG Travel Award for each upcoming scientific meeting is listed below. 

Meeting Application Deadline Meeting Registration Deadline(s)
Fall 2023 October 20, 2023 November 3, 2023
Winter 2024 *One time only - Maximum amount per award is $1500 December 15, 2023 January 5, 2024
Spring 2024 April 26, 2024 May 7, 2024


All funds awarded are subject to the CCCTG’s Travel Reimbursement and Expense Policy. For more information, visit the Awards and Reimbursement intranet page. 

For further information about this Award, please contact Dori-Ann Martin or Katie O'Hearn.