Research contracts office (RCO) – CRCHUM


Pavilion R, 3rd floor 900, Saint-Denis Street
Montreal, QC H2X 0A9
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Responsible for negotiating more than 800 research contracts per year, the Research Contracts Office greatly enhances the reputation of research at the CRCHUM. It serves as a buffer to protect the interests of the establishment, as well as researchers and their research teams, while helping them comply with laws and regulations.  

The CRCHUM’s Research Contracts Office drafts, revises and negotiates all agreements related to a research project (clinical, basic, population health or other) that must be signed with a third party (private company or organization).  

The Research Contracts Office ensures the compliance of research agreements with laws, regulations and ministerial orders in effect, with the requirements of funding agencies, with the provisions stipulated in the affiliation agreement between the CHUM and Université de Montréal, and with applicable institutional regulations, policies and procedures. 

Services offered 

  • Drafting, revising and negotiating research agreements  
  • Interpretation of contract clauses 
  • Financial aspects of research agreements 
  • Issues regarding intellectual property and exploitation of research results 
  • Data transfer 

Juliana Lanza
Team leader

Revision, drafting and contract negotiation

Adolpho Faria
Research agreement manager

Ana Pinguelli (congé parental)

Janie Poirier

Louis-Philippe Garand
Law trainee

Rami Haddad 

Karl Pinheiro  

Jean-François Dubé  

Marthe Larissa Nyaga  

Administrative support

Marie Patenaude
Administrative technician
514-890-8000, ext. 15081