It is important to involve people living with and affected by kidney disease in your research.

But how do you find and recruit participants? It is not always clear where to start.

KidneyLink is the easiest way to connect with engaged, knowledgeable patients across Canada who want to work with researchers like you.

Post your study and tap into crucial insights and experiences that will make your research stronger.

What KidneyLink offers

  • Recruit patients, donors, care partners, and family members with relevant skills and experience.
  • Not sure how to get started with patient engagement? Check out our training resources and learn how to work effectively with patients.
  • Search current studies and connect with other researchers across Canada. Identify local champions and opportunities to expand your study to other centres.
  • Share your findings! KidneyLink is a one-stop knowledge translation platform for disseminating your results to an interested, engaged audience of patients, health care professionals, and fellow researchers.

Why work with patients?

When patients are involved in research, the result is better studies shaped by real-life experience and focused on what matters most.

Aligning research goals with patient priorities produces information that can meaningfully improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney disease.

Ready to get started?

“Everyone has their strengths and has their own perspective, and the product is much richer when you have all those perspectives being considered.”

Dr. Amit Garg
Nephrologist and researcher