We aim to place Canadian HIV/AIDS research on par with existing international efforts. This national collaboration conducts policy-relevant studies in HIV therapeutics, population and public health. The CANOC Centre brings together a diverse team to capitalize on the unique and robust CANOC database, maximizing the quality and breadth of the health services and policy research generated.
The Canadian Observational Cohort (CANOC) collaboration is Canada’s first interprovincial collaborative cohort of HIV-positive individuals on ART. This collaboration of nine cohorts from BC, Ontario and Quebec gives researchers the opportunity to conduct large and detailed analyses of HIV treatment outcomes that would not be possible within individual cohorts and to assess variations in patterns of access to treatment, patient management and treatment outcomes across Canada. CANOC is funded from 2008 to 2013 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) HIV/AIDS Research Initiative, which is supported by the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada.