Who we are

The Montreal Clinical Research Institute

Excellence in biomedical and clinical research

Founded in 1967, the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) is a non-profit organization that conducts basic and clinical biomedical research in addition to training high-level scientists in an innovative technological environment. 

With approximately 425 people, the Institute brings together more than 35 laboratories working in the fields of cancer, immunology, neuroscience, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, systems biology and medicinal chemistry. The IRCM also runs research clinics specializing in hypertension, nutrition and diabetes as well as a Research Centre on Rare and Genetic Diseases in Adults. 

The IRCM is affiliated with Université de Montréal and associated with McGill University. The clinic is affiliated with the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM). The IRCM receives support from the ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation du Québec.

The mission

  • To understand the causes of diseases.
  • To find diagnostic tools and means of prevention and treatment.
  • To train a new generation of high-calibre scientists.
  • To contribute to Quebec’s socio-economic development by facilitating the commercial development of discoveries.

The IRCM at a glance

  • 5 research divisions
  • 35 basic and clinical research laboratories
  • 425 resarchers, students and employees
  • 152 publications in scientific journals
  • 225 presentations by our researchers at national and international scientific conferences and meetings
  • 3 specialized clinics
  • A Research Centre for Rare and Genetic Diseases in Adults
  • 16,000 annual patient visits in the IRCM clinic

Celebrating 50 years of discoveries

Discover 50 years of biomedical research discoveries at the IRCM, from 1967 to 2017.

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