The Canadian Neonatal Network™ (CNN) is a group of multi-disciplinary researchers who collaborate on research issues related to neonatal care. CNN was founded in 1995 by Dr Shoo Lee and includes members from 30 hospitals (see Appendix B) representing 17 universities across Canada. 

The Network maintains a standardized neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) database and provides a unique opportunity for researchers to participate in collaborative projects on a national and an international scale. Health care professionals, health services researchers and health administrators participate actively in clinical and epidemiological outcomes, health services, health policy and informatics research aimed at improving efficacy and efficiency of neonatal care. Research results are published in Network reports and in peer-reviewed journals.

As a network, CNN is unique because of the multi-disciplinary nature of the collaborations between researchers and professionals working to improve care and quality of care for infants and their families. Each site investigator must operate under a sponsoring institution (e.g. University medical centre) and must adhere to the guidelines and rules of that institution during their collaborations with other CNN site investigators.