Data floating above a computer


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

Aug 14, 2022
We are pleased to recognize once again faculty, staff and learners for their hard work and successes—in clinical care, education, research, leadership and administration. Congratulations to all our 2022 award winners and thank you for your hard work and commitment during a challenging and ever-changing time.
Aug 4, 2022
Poverty—it’s easy to miss, especially when it’s not something you’re looking for. Although we have long known that those with lower income levels experience worse health outcomes, screening for poverty is not a routine part of health care. The result: One of the most significant factors affecting people’s health is simply not recorded or addressed.
Aug 3, 2022
DFCM has appointed Dr. Peter Selby as the Vice-Chair, Research and holder of the Dr. Barnett and Beverley Giblon Professorship in Family Medicine Research. Dr. Selby is a Professor at DFCM and a clinician-scientist at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).