CTN Structure

Since its inception in 1990, the CTN has built a world-class national infrastructure that ensures Canadian HIV researchers collaborate locally and internationally to improve health outcomes, train the next generation of postdoctoral fellows, and lead cutting edge patient-oriented research in HIV and related conditions.

National Centre

At the heart of the CTN is the National Centre, based in Vancouver. This site facilitates and supports research across Canada by efficiently centralizing administrative, methodological and management services, including communications and knowledge translation.

Sites

The CTN facilitates HIV trials and research studies through a network of 38 research clinics and hospitals. The National Centre provides clinical research services (for example, data management and statistical consultation) and a limited amount of funding to studies that are reviewed by the CTN review committees and then approved by the CTN Steering Committee. Details about study performance and enrolment are reported to the National Directors, Chief Administrative Officer, and the Chief Clinical Research Officer. The CTN funder, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, requires annual performance reporting of this information from the National Centre.

Core Research Teams

The Cores are responsible for managing the flow of concept development to protocols, supervising ongoing studies and mentoring junior investigators. In addition to reaching out to colleagues and sites across Canada, all four Cores are committed to working in partnership with individuals and clinical trial networks globally.

 

Committees

CTN committees meet to review protocols, monitor trials in progress, set priorities and debate policy. They also advise the Steering Committee ensuring that all trials maintain the highest scientific and ethical standards. In addition to its standing committees, the CTN has a number of ad hoc committees and working groups on topics such as ethics review, postdoctoral fellowships, international research, and cohort studies.

 

Latest News

Interpreting new international study results for the Canadian context

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CTN National Director Dr. Aslam Anis commented on new findings from study which found that the risk of transmitting HIV to a sexual partner is completely eliminated in people on ART.

Inaugural Steatohepatitis in HIV Workshop Launched

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The goal of this workshop is to provide a multidisciplinary view of the current state of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in HIV and establish a collaborative platform for related research projects.

Guest Blog: Dr. Kiffer G. Card

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Dr. Card, CTN Postdoctoral Fellow, provides an overview of his fellowship project, using national survey data to shed light on patterns of substance use and how they relate to HIV risk in gbMSM.

This is our community: World AIDS Day 2018

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Bridging the Gap: Community and researchers allied in fight to end HIV There is a line in Tony Kushner’s 1991…