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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Are you a researcher looking to recruit participants? Upload your project to KidneyLink.

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Explore new findings from Canadian kidney researchers.

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Learn the basics of patient engagement and connect to kidney health info.

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

  • Take part in one hemodialysis session to evaluate Qidni Labs’ nearly waterless and portable dialysis system

    Overview: Qidni Labs is inviting up to 30 patients with kidney failure to take part in research studying the “Qidni/D”, an investigational hemodialysis device, as a possible treatment for kidney failure.

    Study type: Clinical Trial

    May 16, 2023

  • Person-centered integrated care delivery for patients with chronic kidney disease and multimorbidity in the primary care setting and primary-nephrology care interface

    Overview: Participants are invited to complete a 15-minute survey with questions about their experience with kidney care in Alberta.

    Study type: Survey

    May 16, 2023

  • Aldosterone bloCkade for Health Improvement EValuation in End-stage Renal Disease (ACHIEVE)

    Overview: The purpose of this study is to determine if spironolactone reduces death or hospitalization for heart failure and is well tolerated in patients that require dialysis.

    Study type: Clinical Trial

    April 28, 2023

  • Sodium Deposition in Soft Tissues of Patients With Kidney Disease

    Overview: A study examining the impact of sodium deposition on common symptoms experienced by people with impaired kidney function.

    Study type: Clinical Trial

    April 28, 2023


research studies currently posted

Latest research results

  • Kidney patients report varying preferences for invasive procedures for heart disease

    April 28, 2023

    83% of patients surveyed are willing to undergo procedures to reduce their risk of cardiovascular complications, even though these procedures can sometimes lead to more kidney damage.

  • Routine patient surveys for symptom management may not be as helpful as intended

    April 21, 2023

    Kidney patients are often asked by their care providers to complete a survey to help assess their current health status, but new data suggests that this approach may not necessarily enhance communication between patients and their care providers.

  • The need for increased awareness of kidney guidelines and treatments among family physicians

    April 14, 2023

    A recent analysis shows that more effort may be needed to inform and support family physicians in helping to identify kidney patients at high risk of kidney failure, and to offer these patients appropriate treatment options early on to delay disease progression.