Karen Arts

Karen Arts is the Director of Business Development, High Impact Clinical Trials Program, at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research in Toronto, Canada, http://oicr.on.ca/, and Director of External Initiatives for the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trial Network. She holds Masters and Bachelors of Science degrees in Nursing. She’s 36 years of professional experience in oncology and clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry and the public health system. Her work at the Institute focuses on collaboration among Ontario clinical research sites and sponsors. She’s a founding member and chair of the board of directors of the Network of Networks, which fosters collaboration among stakeholder groups to strengthen Canada’s research. It aims to enhance Canada’s clinical research by providing clinical researchers with tools needed for high quality research with integrity, efficiency and continuous quality improvement. It serves as a national alliance for regional and provincial initiatives.