Any contract or agreement necessary to start your research study should be run through the Providence Research contracts office. This includes confidentiality agreements, sub-site agreements, or industry clinical trial agreements, among others. Contact Esther Wu (Manager, Clinical Research Contracts and Grants) for further information.
There are some common medical-legal issues that arise in the context of clinical trials. The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) released a document recently that describes some of the issues with respect to clinical research contracts. See here for more information.