Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network Bone and Joint Institute

Research Groups

To create focus and facilitate impact through mobilization of the membership, the network has three Research Groups centered on the network's strategic priorities:

Leaders in cross-cutting topic areas such as populations (e.g. pediatrics, adults, older adults), environment (e.g. clinic, workplace, sports/recreations) and type of research (e.g. basic, prevention, clinical, economic/policy) are included in all groups to enhance cross-linkages.

Each Research Group will work closely with the Administrative Hub to communicate and disseminate timely information to all network members and beyond. The Principal Investigators of specific projects will liaise with the Research Group Lead for support and sharing of information as required, and to solicit potential collaborating researchers from other jurisdictions. Research project results, lessons learned, and best practice will be presented at the annual meeting and other e-communication strategy when appropriate.


  • Each Research Group will have co-leads including at least 1 partner and 1 co- investigator, and groups of affiliated network members
  • We will ensure diverse representation geographically, for professional role (e.g. patient, knowledge user, decision-maker, community agency, sponsor), expertise, etc.
  • Network members may join any of the Research Groups – composition is not limited to enhance collaborative opportunities

Research Group Leads

  • Each Lead will facilitate targeted activities on the virtual forum, sit on the Leadership Committee, and provide valuable expertise and insight regarding their specific topic area
  • The co-Leads will be charged with:
        1. mobilizing network members to share ideas and resources
        2. identifying research needs and opportunities within their research community
        3. suggesting initiatives that could advance the field and network success