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Table 1 Terms of reference for CANN-NET committees

From: Establishing a national knowledge translation and generation network in kidney disease: the CAnadian KidNey KNowledge TraNslation and GEneration NeTwork

CANN-NET Committee Purpose Duties and responsibilities
CANN-NET Knowledge User Committee To work with the Executive Committee and all of the CANN-NET working committees to guide CANN-NET priorities for new clinical trials and knowledge translation activity, and to facilitate knowledge translation activities • To work in partnership with the Guidelines Committee to establish priorities for the new CSN guidelines
• To work in partnership with the Knowledge Translation Committee to establish priorities for new Knowledge Translation Activities,
• To facilitate creation of a network of key medical and administrative leads of renal programs and multidisciplinary CKD programs across Canada
• To work in partnership with the Clinical Trials Group to provide feedback on priority areas for new knowledge
• To ensure adequate communication between knowledge users, and the five working committees
CANN-NET Knowledge Translation Committee To define, develop, monitor and evaluate knowledge translation activities • To facilitate the dissemination and uptake of best practices for the care of patients with or at risk of kidney disease across Canada.
• To develop a knowledge translation plan, using the knowledge to action cycle, to address priority areas established by the knowledge user committee
• To conduct research to determine the optimal methods of knowledge dissemination to enhance the care of patients with kidney disease
• To develop a framework for the evaluation of knowledge translation activities, including information to collect at baseline and after completion of KT activity
• To advise the Knowledge Users Committee in the area of knowledge translation
CANN-NET Pediatric Committee To define, develop, monitor and evaluate knowledge creation and translation activities relevant for Canada. • To facilitate the dissemination and uptake of best practices for the care of children with or at risk of kidney disease across Canada.
• To develop knowledge translation tools relevant for Pediatric Nephrology
• To develop a framework for the utilization of databases and registries in Pediatric relevant kidney research
• To assist and guide in the design of clinical trials including those trials which address knowledge gaps and knowledge user priorities, ensuring a focus on patient centred outcomes
• To develop a framework for the evaluation of knowledge translation activities
CANN-NET Clinical Trials Scientific Committee To determine which submitted kidney clinical trials should receive CANN-NET support or endorsement based on their merits, including their feasibility and importance to Nephrology • To review and evaluate clinical trial proposals
• To recommend which trials should receive CANN-NET support or endorsement
• To develop and implement clinical trial review criteria and mechanism
• To assist and guide in the design of nephrology clinical trials including those trials which address the Knowledge User Group priorities, ensuring a focus on patient centered outcomes
• To liaise with the CANN-NET Knowledge Users Group and CSN Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee to develop clinical trial priorities