The purpose of the workshop was to receive input from the Canadian pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases research community to develop a research funding opportunity for a Canadian pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases network and data platform supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, in partnership with the Foundation for Children with Intestinal and Liver Disorders. Leaders from across the country came together, with the objectives of identifying the scientific goals for a Canadian pediatric inflammatory bowel disease network, the required infrastructure, and an appropriate governance structure needed to achieve such a network and data platform, as well as other elements needed to ensure the successful implementation of a network.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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Received 5 December, 2011
Accepted 2 April, 2012
This report provides a summary of a national consultative workshop sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes and the Foundation for Children with Intestinal and Liver Disorders held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on June 27, 2011. The work was published as a report of the CIHR (ISBN numbers 978-1-100-19456-1 and 978-1-100-98114-7).
The authors report no conflicts of interest.