Active Trials

These COVID-19 clinical trials are active and approved by Health Canada. Many more are pending approval and will be added in the days and weeks ahead.

Help us complete the circle. Add your trial to our list of active COVID-19 Canadian clinical trials and gain access to a wider participant registry.

Trial name A Randomized, Open-Label Trial of CONvalescent Plasma for Hospitalized Adults With Acute COVID-19 Respiratory Illness (CONCOR-1)
Type of trial Phase III
Trial ID NCT04348656
Health Canada Status Health Canada approved
Trial Status Open
Location
Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon
Trial description

CONCOR-1 Trial Description: A Randomized, Open-Label Trial of CONvalescent Plasma for Hospitalized Adults With Acute COVID-19 Respiratory Illness. This is a prospective randomized control trial that is comparing convalescent plasma to standard of care in adult patients admitted to Canadian hospitals with respiratory complications from COVID-19. Intervention will be 500 mL of convalescent plasma from donors with SAR-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies in addition to standard of care. We are not yet enrolling patients. There will be between 40-60 sites participating across Canada.

Study team
Donald Arnold
Donald Arnold
MD
Hamilton Health Sciences Centre
Trial name A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Tocilizumab in Patients With Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia (COVACTA)
Type of trial Phase III
Trial ID NCT 04320615
Health Canada Status Health Canada approved
Trial Status Open
Location
Quebec, Ontario
Trial description

This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics of tocilizumab (TCZ) compared with a matching placebo in combination with standard of care (SOC) in hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia.

Study team
Hoffmann-La Roche Limited
Hoffmann-La Roche Limited
Hoffmann-La Roche Limited
Trial name Closed-Loop Oxygen to Verify That Healthcare Workers Interventions Decrease During SARS-CoV-2 Pneumonia (COVID-19)
Type of trial Not Applicable
Trial ID NCT04320056
Health Canada Status Does not require Health Canada approval
Trial Status Open
Location
Quebec
Trial description

There is a high risk of transmission of COVID-19 to healthcare workers. In a recent cohort, 29% of the patients hospitalized were healthcare workers. Among the WHO's primary strategic objectives for the response to COVID-19, the first was to limit human-to-human transmission, including reducing secondary infections among close contacts and health care workers.

Study team
Bouchard
Dr. Pierre-Alexandre Bouchard
MD
Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec - Université Laval
Trial name Colchicine Coronavirus SARS-CoV2 Trial (COLCORONA) (COVID-19)
Type of trial Phase III
Trial ID NCT 04322682
Health Canada Status Health Canada approved
Trial Status Open
Location
Quebec
Trial description

This is a phase 3, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of colchicine in adult patients diagnosed with COVID-19 infection and have at least one high-risk criterion. Approximately 6000 subjects meeting all inclusion and no exclusion criteria will be randomized to receive either colchicine or placebo tablets for 30 days.

Study team
Jean-Claude Tardif
Jean-Claude Tardif
MD
Montreal Heart Institute
Trial name Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Sarilumab in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19
Type of trial Phase II
Trial ID NCT 04315298
Health Canada Status Does not require Health Canada approval
Trial Status Open
Location
United States, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon
Trial description

The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy of sarilumab relative to the control arm in adult patients hospitalized with COVID-19 regardless of severity strata. (This initiative also has pan-Canadian sites.)

Study team
Trial name Evaluation of the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network COVID-19 Home-isolation Activities Together Program
Type of trial Not Applicable
Trial ID NCT04335279
Health Canada Status Does not require Health Canada approval
Trial Status Open
Location
Quebec
Trial description

Contagious disease outbreaks, such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, and associated restrictions to prevent spread can lead to negative psychological outcomes, including loneliness, depression, and anxiety, particularly in vulnerable populations at risk due to existing medical conditions. To date, no randomized controlled trials have tested interventions to reduce mental health consequences of contagious disease outbreaks.

Study team
Brett
Dr. Brett Thombs
PhD
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University; Senior Investigator, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Lady Davis Institute
Trial name Lessening Organ Dysfunction With Vitamin C (LOVIT)
Type of trial Phase III
Trial ID NCT 03680274
Health Canada Status Health Canada approved
Trial Status Open
Location
Quebec
Trial description

LOVIT is a multicentre concealed-allocation parallel-group blinded randomized controlled trial to ascertain the effect of high-dose intravenous vitamin C compared to placebo on mortality or persistent organ dysfunction at 28 days in septic intensive care unit patients. Patients with COVID-19 are considered eligible for this study.

Study team
Francois Lamontagne
Francois Lamontagne
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Université de Sherbrooke and CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS
Neill Adhikari
Neill Adhikari
MDCM, FRCPC, MSc
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto
Trial name Nitric Oxide Releasing Solutions to Prevent and Treat Mild/Moderate COVID-19 Infection (NOCOVID)
Type of trial Phase II
Trial ID NC04337918
Health Canada Status Does not require Health Canada approval
Trial Status Open
Location
British Columbia, Quebec
Trial description

This is a multi-center, randomized, controlled, phase II clinical efficacy study evaluating a novel Nitric Oxide Releasing Solution (NORS) treatment for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 in healthcare workers at risk of infection. Participants will be enrolled into one of two components of this study. Based on initial swabs/symptoms, volunteers who are COVID-19 negative will be enrolled in the Prevention study and randomized to receive standard institutional precautions or standard institutional precautions + NORS. Those who are COVID-19 positive will be enrolled in the open-label Treatment Sub-Study.

Study team
Jeremy Road
Jeremy Road
MD
UBC Division of Respiratory Medicine.
Trial name Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) or Preemptive Therapy for COVID-19: A Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial
Type of trial Phase III
Trial ID NCT 04308668
Health Canada Status Health Canada approved
Trial Status Open
Location
Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario
Trial description

This study is to test if post-exposure prophylaxis with hydroxychloroquine can prevent symptomatic COVID-19 disease after known exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, as well as if early preemptive hydroxychloroquine therapy can prevent disease progression in persons with known symptomatic COVID-19 disease, decreasing hospitalizations and symptom severity.

Study team
Todd C. Lee
Todd C. Lee, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine
McGill University
Ryan Zarychanski
Ryan Zarychanski
MD
University of Manitoba
Lauren E. Kelly
Lauren E. Kelly, PhD, MSc, CCRP
Clinical Trialist and Certified Clinical Research Professional with SoCRA
Organization
IIan Schwartz
IIan Schwartz
MD
University of Alberta
Emily McDonald
Emily McDonald, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Organization
Dr. Zain Chagla
Dr. Zain Chagla
MD MSc FRCPC DTMH
McMaster University
Trial name Randomized, Embedded, Multifactorial Adaptive Platform Trial for Community- Acquired Pneumonia (REMAP-CAP)M)
Type of trial Phase IV
Trial ID NCT 02735707
Health Canada Status Health Canada pending
Trial Status Open
Location
Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec
Trial description

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of a range of interventions to improve outcome ofon patients admitted to intensive care with community-acquired pneumonia. In addition, REMAP-CAP provides and adaptive research platform for evaluation of multiple treatment modalities in the event of a respiratory pandemic resulting in critical illness.

Study team
John Marshall
John Marshall
MD
Director, Critical Care Research, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health
Srinivas Murthy
Srinivas Murthy
MD
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Trial name Sarilumab COVID-19
Type of trial Phase II | Phase III
Trial ID NCT04327388
Health Canada Status Health Canada approved
Trial Status Open
Location
Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia
Trial description

Phase 2: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of sarilumab relative to the control arm in adult patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 Phase 3: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of sarilumab relative to the control arm in adult patients hospitalized with severe or critical COVID-19

Study team
Trial name Treatments for COVID-19: Canadian Arm of the SOLIDARITY Trial (CATCO)
Type of trial Phase II
Trial ID NCT 04330690
Health Canada Status Does not require Health Canada approval
Trial Status Open
Location
Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
Trial description

This study is an adaptive, randomized, open-label, controlled clinical trial.Subjects will be randomized to receive either standard-of-care products or the study medication plus standard of care, while being hospitalized for COVID-19. Lopinavir/ritonavir will be administered 400 mg/100 mg orally (or weight based dose adjustment for children) for a 14-day course, or until discharge from hospital, whichever occurs first

Study team
Nelson Lee
Nelson Lee
MD
University of Alberta Hospital
Allison Mah
Allison Mah
MD
Vancouver General Hospital,
Natasha Press
Natasha Press
MD
St Paul’s Hospital
Shane English
Shane English
MD
The Ottawa Hospital
Robert Fowler
Robert Fowler
MD
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Bryan Coburn
Bryan Coburn
MD
Toronto Western Hospital
Matthew Cheng
Matthew Cheng
MD
McGill University Health Centre-Glen Site Royal Victoria HospitalRecruiting
Alexis Turgeon
Alexis Turgeon
MD
CHU de Québec – Université LavalRecruiting
Francois Lellouche
Francois Lellouche
MD
Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec- Université LavalRecruiting
Francois Lamontagne
Francois Lamontagne
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Université de Sherbrooke and CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS