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.
*At this time, certain activities related to UTOPIAN are paused. No new data is being collected. However, as permitted by the REB, previously collected EMR data in the UTOPIAN Data Safe Haven is available and may be analyzed for research projects.
Get to know UTOPIAN
A state-of-the-art living laboratory
UTOPIAN is a network of over 1400 family physicians in practices within 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.
We are pleased to recognize our faculty, staff, and learners for their hard work and successes in clinical care, education, research, leadership, and administration over the past year. Congratulations to all of the 2023 award winners!
Dr. Westfall reflects on 25 years of building deep and meaningful connections with clinicians, patients and communities through practice-based research, and how DFCM can serve as a resource to help the department and the broader community thrive.
Launched in partnership with the Department of Health and Society, UTSC, the Paramedicine Collaborative at DFCM serves as a hub to support advancements in paramedicine and integration with the healthcare system.