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 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 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 Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for SARS-Coronavirus-2: A Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial
Type of trial Phase III
Trial ID NCT04328467
Health Canada Status Health Canada approved
Trial Status Open
Location
Manitoba
Trial description

The purpose of this research study: 

1. Does taking hydroxychloroquine prevent COVID-19 in healthcare workers exposed to patients with COVID-19?

2. If healthcare workers become sick with COVID-19, does taking hydroxychloroquine reduce the severity of their illness with COVID-19? Importantly, we do not know if this medicine will be effective at preventing disease.

To determine if hydroxychloroquine is an effective medication in preventing disease in those exposed to patients with COVID-19, we will compare the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine to a placebo (inactive substance).

Study team
Dr. Lauren MacKenzie
Dr. Lauren MacKenzie
MD, FRCPC, MPH
University of Manitoba
Dr. Ryan Zarychanski
Dr. Ryan Zarychanski
MD MSc FRCPC
University of Manitoba
Dr. Dylan MacKay
Dr. Dylan MacKay
PhD, MSc, CBDT
University of Manitoba
Dr. Glen Drobot
Dr. Glen Drobot
MD FRCPC
University of Manitoba
Dr. Sylvain Lother
MD FRCPC
University of Manitoba
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 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