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Discover Research

Numerous research studies are being conducted across Canada exploring various types of chronic kidney disease. Are you interested in participating in a study?

Participating in a study helps researchers answer vital questions about kidney disease such as:

Is this type of treatment better? Could this new technique make patients' quality of life better?

Our Mission

To enhance the researcher's ability to conduct multi-centre trials to increase the knowledge base of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and incite change in patient care based on patient priorities through increased peer review, engagement and training.

Scientific Operations Committee

At the core of CNTN is a group committed to the peer review of investigator initiated research proposals brought forward by network members, to promote quality research being submitted for funding.

Capacity Building Committee

This committee finds training opportunities for investigators, study staff and patient partners in order to, increase the number of people trained to conduct research and to increase enrollment with the help of patient advocates.

Communications and Engagement Committee

This committee recruits new patient partners, researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals to the network. They are also developing a communications strategy to gain more notoriety in the Canadian and international research arena.

Why Join CNTN?

Help Increase Kidney-focused
Research in Canada

As a CNTN member, you can connect with other researchers to collaborate on projects and receive thoughtful review of your proposal. CNTN is expanding to help researchers conduct innovative research by helping them:

  • Find training opportunities for themselves and their research staff
  • Create strong proposals
  • Find potential patients through advertisement within the Can-SOLVE portal
  • Find resources to help with study start-up

Patient Partners,
Why Participate in Clinical Trials?

Help Researchers Find
Better Treatments

As a study participant, you will be helping researchers understand your disease and test new treatments.

Help Researchers Determine What Should be Studied

As a patient partner, you can work with researchers and study team members to give the patient perspective on proposed studies and tell researchers what the research priorities are for patients.

To register as a Patient Partner and have your voice heard, follow the link.