About Us



STREAM applies empirical and philosophical tools for addressing scientific, ethical, and policy challenges in the development and translation of health technologies.

Who we are

STREAM is a collaboration of researchers who share a common set of principles about the goals and methods for studying clinical translation.  Our members work in ethics, epidemiology, biology, psychology, and various medical specialties. The network is centered at McGill University, and has affiliates throughout North America.

Guiding Principles

  • The social mission of clinical research is to supply healthcare systems with reliable and accessible medical evidence.
  • Ethical and policy recommendations concerning drug development should consider how this  social mission is realized with minimal harm to subjects.
  • All aspects of trial design and implementation, no matter how technical, have ethical and social dimensions
  • Decision-making surrounding translation should be informed by system-level understandings of clinical development.
  • Study of clinical translation should draw on diverse research traditions, including philosophy, epidemiology, psychology, and the social sciences.
  • Ethical analysis should extend beyond clinical trial conduct to other activities and actors.

What we do

STREAM is primarily a research group- our main goal is furnish scientists, ethicists, policy-makers, and others with high quality evidence and analysis concerning clinical translation.  Our members also serve in various advisory and consultative capacities as well.  For a listing of our involvement in various advisory functions, click here.

Our funding

Our work is funded by public funding agencies, including Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Genome Canada.


    title = {About Us},
    journal = {STREAM research},
    author = {STREAM admin},
    address = {Montreal, Canada},
    date = 2013,
    month = apr,
    day = 29,
    url = {http://www.translationalethics.com/about-stream/}


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