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 NCT 04348656
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

This study is for people who are hospitalized for COVID-19. All study participants will get convalescent plasma (a part of blood) to see if it prevents death and reduces intubation, and to see whether people are able to leave the intensive care unit and the hospital faster.

Study team
Donald Arnold
Dr. Donald Arnold
MD
McMaster University
Trial name CONCOR-KIDS: A randomized, multicentered, open-label Phase 2 clinical trial of the safety and efficacy of human Coronavirus-immune convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 disease in hospitalized children
Type of trial Phase II
Trial ID NCT04377568
Health Canada Status Health Canada approved
Trial Status Pending
Location
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Trial description

This study is for children hospitalized with COVID-19. Study participants will know which therapy they receive, and it will be either (1) standard of care, or (2) convalescent plasma and standard of care. The study is to see if convalescent plasma improves clinical symptoms of COVID-19 and to see if it prevents death.

Study team
Dr. Julia Upton
Dr. Julia Upton
MD, MPH, Study Chair
Allergy and Immunology Department, The Hospital for Sick Children
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 tests whether hydroxychloroquine can (1) prevent COVID-19 after someone has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and (2) prevent hospitalizations and severe symptoms in people who have tested positive for COVID-19. People in the study with take hydroxychloroquine or a placebo.

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 Therapeutic-dose anti-coagulation for the treatment of hospitalized patients with COVID-19: the antthrombotic therapy to ameliorate complications of COVID01 (ATTACC) trial
Type of trial Phase II | Phase III
Trial ID NCT04372589
Health Canada Status Health Canada approved
Trial Status Open
Location
British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Trial description

This study is for people who are hospitalized for COVID-19. Study participants will receive heparin or usual care, to see if heparin prevents the need for a machine to help with breathing or death.

Study team
Dr. Patrick Lawler
Dr. Patrick Lawler
MD, MPH
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre/University Health Network
Dr. Ewan Goligher
Dr. Ewan Goligher
MD, PhD
University Health Network, Toronto
Dr. Ryan Zarychanski
Dr. Ryan Zarychanski
MD, MSc, FRCPC
University of Manitoba