Connecting Canadians to
kidney research

Connecting Canadians to
kidney research

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Are you looking to get involved in research? Search for opportunities that match your interests.

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The home of kidney research in Canada

KidneyLink is a national platform where you can learn about and connect to kidney research taking place across Canada.

We bring together patients and researchers to collaborate on innovative new projects that will improve kidney health.

  • Find opportunities to get involved
  • Share your story and skills
  • Learn about research that can transform kidney health
  • Post a study and recruit participants
  • Share your work with the public
  • Access patient engagement training

Latest research studies

  • Food Insecurity and Diet Quality in Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease

    Overview: Researchers at the University of Alberta are studying the impact of food insecurity on the diets and kidney health of Canadian adults with CKD.

    Study type: Interview

    April 18, 2024

  • Call for Applications for the Kidney Foundation of Canada Patient Community Advisory Network(PCAN)


    Study type: Focus Group, Patient Partnership

    April 16, 2024

  • Mind the Gap: Addressing Mental Health Care Gaps for Canadians Receiving Facility-Based Hemodialysis

    Overview: This survey is seeking perspectives on the gaps and needs in the current delivery of mental healthcare for people on hemodialysis, as well as suggestions to improve the current status quo.

    Study type: Survey

    March 26, 2024

  • Compensating Patient Partners in Health Research in Canada

    Overview: Join a focus group to help researchers learn more about barriers to receiving patient compensation and the impacts they may have on equity denied groups.

    Study type: Focus Group

    March 2, 2024


research studies currently posted

Latest research results

  • The CONVINCE study: Effect of Hemodiafiltration or Hemodialysis on Mortality in Kidney Failure

    February 20, 2024

    Do two different kinds of hemodialysis produce different outcomes in adult populations with kidney failure? A new global study examined deaths from any cause as outcomes of primary interest.

  • Age and immunosuppression status affects vaccine effectiveness in kidney patients

    February 13, 2024

    Older patients and those on immunosuppression therapy experienced a somewhat diminished immune response to COVID-19 vaccination compared to other patients.

  • More awareness and promotion of peer support programs through kidney clinics is needed

    October 5, 2023

    A study surveying care providers in kidney clinics across Canada reveals that many providers lack formal knowledge and means of referring their patients to peer support groups.