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Research Coordinators Group (CCCRCG)


CCCRCG Webinar Series (Upcoming event: Creating a Research Coordinators' Community of Practice interactive session. Registration required.)

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?

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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
Lisa Patterson

This one day workshop takes place on an annual basis and provides critical care Research Coordinators with the opportunity to participate in education sessions specific to the work that we do. The workshop is scheduled to occur in conjunction with one of the CCCTG Meetings. 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” 

 2022 CCCRCG Workshop

The 2022 CCCRCG Workshop took place on Monday, May 30th at the Hotel Nelligan in Montreal, in conjunction with the CCCTG Spring Scientific Meeting. The timing of the 2023 CCCRCG Workshop will be announced soon. 

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 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 $2,500 each for a research study that directly relates to the practice of critical care.

CCCRCG Research Grant 2022 materials:

The application deadline for the CCCRCG Research Grant 2022 has been extended to December 23, 2022.

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

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 $7,500 per year (divided amongst the Winter, Spring and Fall Meetings). The CCCTG hopes to provide 5 awards annually. The highest amount for a single award for the Winter 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 CCCTG Scientific Meeting (i.e. time off, assumption of travel costs not covered by the grant, etc.). The deadline for meeting registration and to book your hotel is Friday, December 23rdPlease also review the CCCTG Reimbursement and Expense Policy.

Please click here to download the application form. The application deadline for the Winter 2023 CCCRCG Travel Award is 5pm EST on Friday, December 16, 2022.

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.