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The University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN) is a living laboratory that partners front-line care providers with academic researchers, providing necessary insights into what’s working and what could work better in primary care in Ontario. UTOPIAN is one of the largest primary care research networks in North America, and amongst the largest in the world.

Get to know UTOPIAN

A state-of-the-art living laboratory
UTOPIAN is a network of over 1400 family physicians in practices within the 14 DFCM academic sites throughout the GTA and beyond. The UTOPIAN database contains de-identified primary care EMR data available for research and to be linked to other datasets.

Work with UTOPIAN

Learn how you can join the network
Contribute data, conduct research and engage with clinical research to strengthen family medicine’s research capacity.

Dr. Mike Evans explains primary care research and UTOPIAN

CFPC building research-readiness and QI in family medicine

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