Congratulations to Drs. Sam Silver, Amber Molnar and Ann Young and teams for being selected for funding by the Accelerating Clinical Trials (ACT) Consortium! Stream 1 for this request for applications was dedicated to novel trial designs. With a total funding pool of $1.5 million, 2 of the 8 trials selected were CNTN endorsed trials:


Dr. Samuel Silver (Kingston, ON; Queens University) and Dr. Amber Molnar (Hamilton, ON; McMaster University): Dial-Bicarb: The Dial-Bicarb Trial investigates dialysate bicarbonate levels

Dr. Ann Young (Toronto, ON; Unity Health Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital): KidneyCare Outreach: Vanguard phase of a population-based randomized clinical trial to strengthen kidney care delivery for patients at high risk of kidney failure


You can see the full list of awarded trials here

The ACT Consortium was established to advance and facilitate the implementation of high-quality, high-impact randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to improve global health. For more information on the consortium, visit