Together, we will turn transplant into a cure.

The Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (formerly, Canadian National Transplant Research Program), is a national research network designed to increase organ and tissue donation in Canada and enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians living with a transplant.
Since 2013, the CDTRP has developed new knowledge and health care practices to increase the availability of transplants for Canadians in need and improve long-term outcomes for patients receiving a transplant. More than 200 investigators, students, collaborators, patient, family and donor partners and knowledge-users from 33 different sites across Canada carry out research and develop resources to increase access to transplantation and improve survival and quality of life. The CDTRP is an integrated professional donation and transplant research community, complete with the collaboration of patients and their families across the country committed to making this happen.

Together, we will turn transplant into a cure.

The Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (formerly, Canadian National Transplant Research Program), is a national research network designed to increase organ and tissue donation in Canada and enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians living with a transplant.
Since 2013, the CDTRP has developed new knowledge and health care practices to increase the availability of transplants for Canadians in need and improve long-term outcomes for patients receiving a transplant. More than 200 investigators, students, collaborators, patient, family and donor partners and knowledge-users from 33 different sites across Canada carry out research and develop resources to increase access to transplantation and improve survival and quality of life. The CDTRP is an integrated professional donation and transplant research community, complete with the collaboration of patients and their families across the country committed to making this happen.

Our Purpose

  • Enhance collaboration between Canadian donation and transplantation research

  • Leverage resources for investigators via financial and in-kind support

  • Target areas of research identified as priorities through the use of five inter-related Themes

  • Uphold the four cross-cutting research priorities in all CDTRP-related projects:

    1. sex and gender;
    2. pediatric, adolescent and elderly;
    3. Indigenous, rural and remote populations;
    4. Policy, commercialization and knowledge transfer.

Join the CDTRP

All applications are reviewed by the Theme Leads and the Executive Council. Applicants may expect a reply within 2-4 weeks.

Five Benefits of Joining the CDTRP

  • Be a part of a world-first collaborative network of researchers nationwide

  • Enjoy the array of in-kind services and training the CDTRP has to offer its members

  • Establish a peer-to-peer network for your research

  • Unlock additional grant and funding opportunities for your projects

  • Enjoy cost-effectiveness – it’s free!

CDTRP Member Application
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Executive Leadership

Lori West
Lori WestUniversity of Alberta
Scientific Director, CDTRP
Marie-Josée Hébert
Marie-Josée HébertUniversité de Montréal
Scientific Co-Director, CDTRP
Sonny Dhanani
Sonny DhananiChildren's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Associate Director, CDTRP
Jean-Sébastien Delisle
Jean-Sébastien DelisleUniversité de Montréal
Associate Director, CDTRP
Mélanie Dieudé
Mélanie DieudéUniversité de Montréal
Executive Director, CDTRP

The CDTRP Coalition Agreement

The CDTRP Coalition agreement is to establish the CDTRP governance structure and the rights and obligations of its members regarding sharing of confidential information, patentable research results and publication of research results in order to advance CDTRP objectives

For more details or questions about the Coalition Agreement, contact us.

The CDTRP Coalition Agreement

The CDTRP Coalition agreement is to establish the CDTRP governance structure and the rights and obligations of its members regarding sharing of confidential information, patentable research results and publication of research results in order to advance CDTRP objectives

For more details or questions about the Coalition Agreement, contact us.

Members of the Coalition Agreement

Founding Partners