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UTOPIAN

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

Jan 19, 2022
Dr. Andrew Pinto, an Associate Professor at DFCM and family physician and public health specialist at St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, has been awarded a prestigious $1.15 million Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant.
Jan 5, 2022
On May 6, 2022, the virtual DFCM Conference will focus on the theme ‘Better together: Shaping the future of family medicine’. Got a story to tell or a project to share? Consider submitting this in the form of a workshop or poster by February 14, 2022. 
Dec 16, 2021
Throughout the pandemic, you – family doctors, residents, students, primary care providers, researchers, educators, advocates, leaders and support staff – have achieved incredible things. I cannot thank you enough for the ways in which you make our department and our discipline proud, and I know your colleagues, learners and patients would say the same.