In numbers

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*As of March 31, 2016


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The patient and the public are at the heart of our motivation to seek ways to prevent disease, discover new treatments and improve health. 

3rd consecutive “Outstanding” honour bestowed by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé for the quality of research conducted at CRCHUM.

70,1 million dollars generated by the CRCHUM in research and operating revenues in 2016-2017.


14 Canada Research Chairs

23 Philanthropic research chairs.

684 active research projects conducted at CHUM involving patients.


690 clinical trials in progress including 169 new trials started in the past year.

17 clinical research networks in Quebec and Canada under CRCHUM leadership.


799 scientific articles published by regular CRCHUM researchers in 2016.

900 publications on average per year;

5 publications per principal scientist per year* listed on PubMed.


45 % of publications involved in international collaboration.

40 other publications like books, reports or films.


250 presentations of dissertations, papers and various conventions in the CRCHUM amphitheatre, a forum for scientific exchange and facilitation that stimulates innovative collaboration.

74 active patents; 

18 licences granted in conjunction with research innovations.


35 banks of biological specimens for several pathologies, including prostate cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer, HIV and neurodegenerative diseases.

 5 companies derived from CRCHUM.



Research teams


1793 people work at CRCHUM.

All helping to improve care by providing practical solutions to population health problems.

 451 regular researchers and investigators

135 regular researchers dedicate most of their time to conducting research. Researchers also hold a professorship at Université de Montréal or the École de technologie supérieure, in the case of researchers in biomedical engineering. Several are also physicians who practise at CHUM. CRCHUM researchers hold a PhD or MD.


651 students, including 433 graduate students and postdoctoral fellowspostdoctoraux

CRCHUM plays a major role in training the next generation of scientists. Through their innovative ideas, undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students contribute directly to all stages of CRCHUM’s cutting-edge research. CRCHUM is also a partner in various Bachelor’s degree programs.

909 professionals, support staff, technicians and research nurses

Support staff coordinate the administrative, legal and clinical aspects of research. These employees implement clinical trials, manage laboratory equipment, ensure health and safety, and oversee the Centre’s marketing and finances.




CHUM’s new research centre opened in October 2013, with modern world-class facilities. CRCHUM is one of Canada’s leading centres providing early clinical research infrastructure on the cutting edge of technology, also including sample collection rooms, sample preparation rooms, freezers, a storage room and an archives room.

2 research buildings with an area of  48 000 m2 (The equivalent of 13 football fields).

75 basic research laboratories.


13 scientific platforms providing cutting-edge technological equipment and services including  50 self-service facilities.

1 cyclotron, highly specialized equipment that produces radioactive isotopes for use in treating cancer and developing research in the field of imaginge.


1 pharmacy specializing in research. The pharmacists in this facility with the latest equipment, specializing in clinical research, provide complete management of drugs administered in clinical trials.

1 early phase research unit (URCP) with  15 beds, ultramodern facilities and equipment for participants in clinical research projects, for a few hours or a few days, for monitoring or investigation.


33 clinical examination rooms.