The Can-SOLVE CKD research program comprises 18 multidisciplinary projects spanning basic science, clinical and population health research.
These projects are organized around three themes identified in collaboration with patients, health care providers, and policy-makers: earlier diagnosis, better treatments, and innovative care. Together, the research projects will close existing gaps in kidney disease knowledge and care to deliver better health outcomes for patients.
Our first year of operations focused primarily on building the foundation for a national research network. A necessary step in releasing funds to each of our projects was the completion of formalized funding agreements with host institutions. With most projects having several sources of funds and a mix of cash and in-kind contributions, these agreements were complex.
We are pleased to report that all funding agreements and contracts were successfully completed in Year 2, enabling funds to flow to each of our research projects and core infrastructures. As a result, we have seen the progession of our overall research program as many research projects transition to an active state of implementation.
A selection of our research projects and their activities are profiled in the boxes below.