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Appendix H: Discussion Paper: Canadian Strategy on Patient-Oriented Research
Pages 203-206

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From page 203...
... is a pan-Canadian program involving health researchers and professionals, policy makers, and patients. It is a partnership led by a national steering committee which is co-chaired by the president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the leading funder of health research in Canada, and the president and chief scientific officer of the University Health Network, one of Canada's leading hospitals and research insti tutes, and includes membership from all levels of government, the private 1 The views expressed in this discussion paper are those of the authors and not necessarily of the authors' organizations or of the Institute of Medicine.
From page 204...
... as judged by the national steering committee, and the Networks will work with international partners to generate evidence on best practices for patient care in the community. Through mentoring and training, the Networks will provide the tools for the next generation of health researchers to better integrate research with improved health care and health care delivery.
From page 205...
... and the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations. External advisory committees have been established to address topics that will simplify and focus clinical research reporting and develop more flexible and adaptive protocols; streamline the process of research ethics review, in particular for multisite studies, and provide appropriate infrastructure and access for the rich source of population and administrative data and electronic records in Canada.
From page 206...
... RESEARCH NETWORKS Data Management Biostatistics and Methods Support CORE Mental Health Research Network FUNCTIONS Project Management Primary Care Research Network Consultation and Education Research Network #3 Research Network #4 Knowledge Translation Health Systems Research SPECIALIZED MODULES Biobanks, Cohorts, Working with Administrative Databases, Electronic Medical Records Large International Trials FIGURE 1 Relationship between SUPPORT units and Research Networks: When combined, SUPPORT units will provide the infrastructure and skills for highly specialized Research Networks to identify and tackle key clinical questions. The primary focus of Research Networks #3 and #4 has not yet been decided by R02159 the national steering committee.

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