Founded in 1967, the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal was the first research centre in Québec to bring together fundamental science researchers and clinicians under one roof. Based on this model, which was unique at the time, the IRCM has grown to become one of Canada’s leading research centres, with 34 research units organized into five research divisions.
Located in the heart of Montréal’s academic community, the IRCM attracts top researchers. Every year, more than 100 Master’s and PhD students, and some 50 postdoctoral fellows pursue their scientific education at the Institut, supervised by experienced researchers in various fields of biomedical research.
The IRCM is an independent non-profit research institution affiliated with the Université de Montréal, and with a long-standing association with McGill University. The IRCM Clinic is also affiliated with the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). All IRCM researchers hold appointments as university research professors at the Université de Montréal, and most laboratory directors are associated to various departments at McGill.
These close connections with Montreal’s medical faculties have enabled our clinical and fundamental researchers to make important contributions to the excellent reputation of this city’s scientific community, and to fully invest in national and international collaborations, which are essential to the advancement of science.