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The HDRN Canada Pragmatic Trials Training Program helps health researchers, post-doctoral trainees and highly qualified personnel gain the skills and experience needed to lead, design and implement high quality pragmatic trials in Canada. Pragmatic trials are a critical component of health care research because they are embedded in routine care and leverage real-world data sources. Done well, they yield valid, generalizable results faster than traditional trials at a fraction of the cost, yet few researchers in Canada have the training and experience to conduct pragmatic registry trials. The HDRN Canada Pragmatic Trials Training Program creates a pipeline of researchers in Canada who are well positioned to efficiently evaluate interventions, from drugs to vaccines to health technologies. The program is funded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and led by Dr. Amit Garg, Associate Dean, Clinical Research in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University.

Learn how to conduct pragmatic trials

Canada’s research community holds a tremendous unrealized potential to conduct pragmatic trials, but such trials are complex to design and analyze, and require highly qualified personnel. Participants in the HDRN Canada Pragmatic Trials Training Program will learn how to efficiently test interventions that can be embedded in routine care settings to better manage existing and future health threats and to help move innovations from discovery to application. Protocol development and salary support are available as part of the program.

Applications for the HDRN Canada Pragmatic Trials Training Program are now closed.

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