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Health Research - Weekly News

Contents 1) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR):      a) International Review Panel Report, 2005-2010     b) Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism an Diabetes Newsletter August 2011 (see attached)   2) Kidney Foundation of Canada - Funding Opportunities   3) Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF): Achievement Award   4) At Work 65 - Summer 2011 Newsletter    The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   1) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR):    a) International Review Panel Report, 2005-2010  

I am pleased to present to the research community and our stakeholders the Report of the 2011 International Review Panel (IRP) - http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/43993.html .

 

A prestigious eleven member panel of global leaders in health research, led by Dr. Elias Zerhouni, the former Director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, conducted the review for CIHR's Governing Council.

 

By measuring performance and reporting publicly on the Government of Canada's substantial investment in health research, the IRP report demonstrates CIHR's commitment to transparency and accountability. The IRP commended CIHR for undertaking this process, which they viewed as a sign of "maturity and transparency typical of outstanding organizations."

 

The International Review Panel concluded that CIHR has made significant improvements, since the first review in 2006. In the view of the IRP, CIHR is fulfilling its mandate and is contributing to improving the health of Canadians. Furthermore, the IRP judged that the Institutes are meeting their mandates, catalyzing research and forging productive partnerships. The IRP credited much of the success of CIHR Institutes to the outstanding leadership of the Scientific Directors.

 

As CIHR continues to implement our five-year strategic plan, Health Research Roadmap, it will address a number of recommendations made by the IRP. For example, the IRP noted CIHR needs to address a strained peer review system. Through Roadmap, we are taking action to modernize and strengthen review processes while reducing the overall review burden borne by the current review committee structure.

 

The IRP also noted that Canada has a unique Science and Technology enterprise with multiple players providing research, capacity and infrastructure funding. CIHR will leverage the productive relationships that we have forged with our federal and provincial partners to ensure that the organization is effectively integrated in this system.

 

With the delivery of the 2011 International Review Panel Report, CIHR's Governing Council will take the necessary time to reflect on the recommendations and consult with CIHR's Scientific Council and Executive Management team to develop a detailed response and an action plan for implementation early this fall.

 

I wish to thank Dr. Zerhouni, the members of the International Review Panel, the Expert Review Teams, the members of the research community, our partners in the public and private sectors, as well as other key informants who contributed to the Review, for their participation, perspective and valuable input to this important process.

 

CIHR is looking forward to working with the research community and our partners as we respond to this report and begin the next stages of the organization's evolution.

 

Alain Beaudet, MD, PhD

President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    b) Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism an Diabetes Newsletter August 2011 (see attached)   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    2) Kidney Foundation of Canada - Funding Opportunities  

Each year The Kidney Foundation of Canada awards funds for Research Grants, to biomedical and allied health professionals across Canada.

 

The application forms and guidelines for the Biomedical Research Grants and Allied Health Research Grants are available on the Foundation’s Website www.kidney.ca.

 

Program

Deadline

Link

Biomedical Research Grant

October 15, 2011

http://www.kidney.ca/Page.aspx?pid=1645 

Allied Health Research Grant

October 15, 2011

http://www.kidney.ca/Page.aspx?pid=364 

 

Please note that the forms and guidelines have been revised.

 

  

For more information regarding The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s Research Program, please contact Wim Wolfs at 1-800-361 7494, ext. 225 or at wim.wolfs@kidney.ca.

 

The Kidney Foundation of Canada | La Fondation Canadienne du rein

National Office | Bureau national

300-5165 Sherbrooke St. W. | rue Sherbrooke O.

Montréal, Québec H4A 1T6

Tel.: 514-369-4806, ext. 232 |1-800-361-7494

www.kidney.ca | www.rein.ca

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    3) Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF): Achievement Award   SHRF Achievement Award Seeks to Honour Leadership in Health Research   Do you know a health researcher who inspires you with drive, leadership, ingenuity, and achievement? Nominate this individual for the SHRF 2011 Achievement Award!   Nominations are being sought from all areas of health research, from basic and applied science to social science and health policy.  Nominations for the Award are put forward by their colleagues and undergo a rigorous selection procedure conducted by a blue-ribbon panel of leaders in Canadian health research that includes researchers, clinicians, and senior funding agency representatives from across the country.   Information and nomination forms are available from SHRF at (306) 975-1680, or by visiting www.shrf.ca.  Nomination deadline is October 17, 2011.  This year's winner will be announced at SHRF's annual Sante! Awards Evening on December 1, 2011 in Saskatoon.  All other nominations will be kept confidential.   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    4) At Work 65 - Summer 2011 Newsletter   http://www.iwh.on.ca/at-work   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    Subscription Information

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  Sarah Savage, PMP
Health Research Facilitator
Office of Research Services,
Research and Innovation Centre, Rm 109
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 337.2479; Fax: (306) 585.4893
Email: Sarah.Savage@uregina.ca  

Health Research - Weekly News

Health Research - Weekly News

Contents   1) Grand Challenges Canada - Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health   The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    1)  Grand Challenges Canada - Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health

 

 

This program aims to tap into the creativity, knowledge and skills of emerging Canadian innovators to solve some of the most persistent health challenges in the developing world through scientific/technological, business, and social innovation. We call this approach
Integrated Innovation.

 

We are looking for innovative ideas to address complex real-world challenges that involve a scientific or technological solution (new or existing) alone or in combination with social and/or business innovations.

From a Social Innovation perspective – are there social innovations (including health systems, the determinants of health, ethical/social/cultural/legal frameworks, public policies, leadership and human resources among others) that will be necessary to bring the scientific/technological solutions that are developed to scale in local communities in an appropriate manner?

 

From a Business Innovation perspective – are there appropriate business systems in place to produce and deliver the scientific/technological solution at an affordable pricepoint?

 

Value: Awards are initially valued at $100,000 CAD for up to 18 months to demonstrate proof-of-principle of the idea. Upon application and successful review at 12-18 months after the initial award is granted, scale-up grants of up to $1 million CAD for two years may be awarded. 

 

Deadline: September 19, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EDT

- Announcement: http://www.grandchallenges.ca/wp-content/uploads/CanadianRisingStars_announcement_2011JUL04_EN.pdf   - Request for Proposals (Round 2 – July 2011): http://www.grandchallenges.ca/wp-content/uploads/canadianrisingstars_requestforproposals_2011Jul04_EN.pdf

 

  - Program FAQ: http://www.grandchallenges.ca/wp-content/uploads/canadianrisingstars_FAQ_2011Ju19_EN.pdf

 

Website: http://www.grandchallenges.ca/grand-challenges/gc1-explorations/canadian-rising-stars-program-information/   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    Subscription Information

Please feel free to distribute copies of this bulletin. If your e-mail address is changing, or you want to discontinue your subscription to the weekly health e-alerts, please visit the ORS website: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/listservs.shtml   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   Sarah Savage, PMP
Health Research Facilitator
Office of Research Services,
Research and Innovation Centre, Rm 109
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 337.2479; Fax: (306) 585.4893
Email: Sarah.Savage@uregina.ca  

Health Research - Weekly News

Health Research - Weekly News

Contents 1) Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Funding Opportunity   2) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR):     a)  Institute of Aging July 2011 Newsletter     b) New Operating Grant - Advancing Theoretical and Methodological Innovations    3) International Research Development Centre (IDRC):     a) Call for concept notes: Global and national tobacco control     b) Call for concept notes: Promoting healthy diets   4) Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation - Spinal Cord Injury Research   5) 2011 Healthcare Efficiency Conference   6) New report provides lessons for transforming healthcare in Canada The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    1) Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Funding Opportunity    The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is pleased to announce that it is planning the launch of a new National Research Grant Competition on the Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer.

 

A $5 million initiative, this new competition underscores CBCF’s commitment to earlier detection as a nation-wide priority to reduce the impact of breast cancer.

 

As a national competition, which is being offered in addition to existing Regional CBCF competitions, this competition will be open to applicants from across Canada. A detailed announcement will be released later this summer, ahead of a planned application deadline in early November 2011. Awards will be announced in March, 2012.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.cbcf.org/en-US/CBCF%20in%20Action/Research/Primary%20Prevention%20Research.aspx

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    2) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR):    a) Institute of Aging July 2011 Newsletter    

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In this, my final Grey Matters message as Scientific Director of the Institute of Aging, I am pleased to report on the achievements of the past few months. These are fittingly representative of the Institute’s many successes over the last decade, and specifically of the 7½ years of my tenure. Highlights of recent activities relating to the Institute’s long-standing and on-going commitments in supporting the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), in research in strategic areas of cognitive impairment (CIA) and in Mobility in Aging (MIA), and in building research capacity in aging in Canada, are presented in this issue.

The CIHR 10-year International Review process has now concluded. The Expert Review team report for each Institute and the International Review Panel report for CIHR will soon be available on CIHR’s website (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/193.html). The Institute of Aging received a highly favourable review, with our focus on research capacity development and success in advancing the CLSA, receiving particular notice. The Expert Review Panel also acknowledged the critical role of the Institute in fostering the CLSA to its status as an internationally-recognized venture with enormous promise.

It is my great pleasure to announce that my successor as Scientific Director of the Institute of Aging is Dr. Yves Joanette of the University of Montreal. Many of you will know Yves as an internationally-recognized neuroscientist in areas of communication abilities and cognitive impairment, a member of the IA’s Inaugural Institute Advisory Board (2001-2005) and as the former Scientific Director of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal. A brief biographical sketch and message from Yves are in this issue.

As the Institute of Aging now winds down its operations at UBC, and prepares to transfer to the University of Montreal, it is an appropriate time to reflect on what has been accomplished, and what yet lies ahead for the IA. While space here does not permit  these reflections based on my two terms of Scientific Director of the IA, I have written an article “Ten Years of the CIHR Institute of Aging: Building on Strengths, Addressing Gaps, Shaping the Future”, published in the June 2011 issue of the Canadian Journal on Aging<http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/canadian_journal_>. I thank the editors of the CJA for that opportunity.

I am indebted to the 43 individuals who have served on the Institute of Aging’s Advisory Board since I first became a member of the IAB in 2001. I am especially grateful to Dorothy Pringle, Howard Bergman and Jane Rylett, who served as IAB Chairs while I have been SD. I also acknowledge the tremendously hard-working and dedicated IA staff. Marian Chong-Kit, Susan Crawford, Lynda Callard, Bonnie McCoy and Rowena Tate in our Vancouver office, and Linda Mealing, Sharon Nadeau, Michelle Peel and Erica Dobson in Ottawa, have been the true 'heart and soul' of the IA, supporting and enabling our researcher, trainee and stakeholder communities. It has been a genuine pleasure to work with them.

Serving as Scientific Director of the Canada’s national Institute of Aging has been the greatest privilege of my academic career. It has provided tremendous opportunity to meet so many talented and dynamic individuals who I would otherwise not have known. As I return now to my academic appointment at the University of British Columbia and to engaging more fully as a researcher in aging, I look forward to crossing paths with many of you again. There is, yet, much work to be done, both in the creation of new knowledge about aging, and in the application of that knowledge to enhance the health and quality of life of aging and elderly Canadians. For indeed, the future is Aging!

Anne Martin-Matthews

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  b) New Operating Grant - Advancing Theoretical and Methodological Innovations   

Are you a researcher with an interest in health research that will contribute to our understanding of different phenomena through the study of theories, conceptual frameworks, methods and/or tools? Then, this funding call may be of interest to you and your colleagues.

 

The CIHR Institutes of Aging (IA), Population and Public Health (IPPH), and Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) have identified the need to further strengthen the theories, conceptual frameworks, methods and tools underpinning the conduct of uni-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary health research. Guided by different disciplinary traditions, researchers use a range of theories, frameworks, methods and tools to understand, observe and/or measure phenomena. Innovations need to be informed by the best available scientific methods emanating from a broad range of disciplines such as economics, political science, sociology, law and other relevant health and social sciences and humanities. Whether we seek to better theorize how policy interventions adapt to context, or to strengthen our approaches to analyzing and reporting data to inform health decision-making, we need to further enhance research's contribution to such efforts.

 

The objective of this Funding Opportunity is to:

  • Support research that is informed by a range of disciplinary perspectives and that advances theories, conceptual frameworks, scientific methods, and/or measurement approaches towards a strengthened Canadian health care system and improved health for Canadians.

 

This funding opportunity is intended to support research in one or more of the following three domains, addressing one or more of the relevant research areas outlined by each of the participating partners:

  • Domain 1: Develop or enhance theories and/or conceptual frameworks.
  • Domain 2: Develop and/or enhance quantitative, qualitative or mixed method approaches to research.
  • Domain 3: Develop and/or assess valid and reliable measurement tools.

 

IHSPR will fund applications relevant to the domains listed above and that also address one or more of the following relevant research areas within the Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal (EIHR) initiative:

  • Health Care Financing and Funding Models
  • Health System Sustainability
  • Governance and Accountability

 

IPPH will fund applications relevant to the domains listed above and that also address one or more of the following relevant research areas:
· Pathways to improve equity and reduce inequities in population health
· Population health interventions and implementation systems to reduce inequities and promote equity in Canada and globally

 

IA will fund applications relevant to the domains listed above and that also address one or more of the following relevant research areas:
· Population-based longitudinal cohort studies

 

For more information about these priority areas, please visit the funding opportunity.

 

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $3,200,000, enough to fund approximately 16 grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per grant is $200,000 in total for up to three years.

Registration Deadline 2011-09-30
Application Deadline 2011-10-28

 

For more information, please visit:  http://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/viewOpportunityDetails.do?progCd=10236&language=E&fodAgency=CIHR&view=browseArchive&browseArc=true&org=CIHR

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  3) International Research Development Centre (IDRC):   a) Call for concept notes: Global and national tobacco control  

Funding for collaborative projects with developing country partners

Deadline: 23 September 2011

http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Funding/Competitions/Pages/CompetitionDetails.aspx?CompetitionID=18

 

The International Development Research Centre and the Canadian Global Tobacco Control Forum are pleased to announce a call for Concept Notes concerning the expansion of fiscal policies for global and national tobacco control.

The key objective of this Call is to generate knowledge designed to accelerate the adoption of effective fiscal policies for tobacco control in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Key Thematic Areas:

  • Research on the impact of various types of tobacco taxes or pricing policies.
  • Region-based research to establish actual and model budgets for tobacco control.
  • Research on coordinated regional and global taxes, tariffs and/or other levies on tobacco products and the profits from tobacco sales.
  • Research to identify barriers to, and strategies for, accessing Official Development Assistance for tobacco control.

Key Eligibility Criteria:

  • The principal applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of a low or middle-income country, and with a primary work affiliation in a southern institution.

Value and Duration: Grants ranging from $20 000 to $100 000 over a maximum of 24 months (multi-country studies may ask for a larger budget).

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    b) Call for concept notes: Promoting healthy diets Deadline: 23 September 2011

http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Funding/Competitions/Pages/CompetitionDetails.aspx?CompetitionID=17

 

The International Development Research Centre is pleased to announce a call for Concept Notes concerning the promotion of healthy diets as a key strategy for the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries.

The key objective of this Call is to support Southern-led research designed to influence the adoption and implementation of effective policies and programs for the promotion of healthy diets in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Key Thematic Areas:​

  • Research on policies, population-wide programs and community-based interventions that aim to reduce the availability and consumption of unhealthy food products (high in fat, sugar and salt) or increase the availability and affordability of healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables.
  • The production of evidence syntheses or situation analyses to inform policy dialogues and the adoption and implementation of key interventions to address unhealthy diets as a key NCD risk factor.

Please note that three major cross-cutting issues are central to the NCDP program: equity, intersectoral action and commercial Influence on public health-related policy.

Key Eligibility Criteria:

  • The principal applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of a low- or middle-income country and with a primary work affiliation in a southern institution.

Value and Duration: Grants ranging from CA$20,000 to CA$300,000 over a maximum of 36 months.

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    4) Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation - Spinal Cord Injury Research  

As you may know, SHRF has launched its Call for Proposals for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Research in Saskatchewan (see http://www.shrf.ca/index-subpage-647.html for details).  Funding will support biomedical, clinical, and health services research related to SCI from a broad range of disciplines.  

 

Related to SHRF’s SCI call for proposals, the Rick Hansen Institute has prepared a list of research topics (see links below) that they would like to see explored, and which may be eligible for RHI funding down the road.  Funding from other provinces may also be available, should national collaborations develop.  This is a great opportunity to align Saskatchewan research with work going on at the national level.  Please bear in mind, however, that SHRF’s eligibility criteria and priorities, as outlined in the Call for Proposals, will be the determining factors in funding for this competition. 

 

To further support SCI research in Saskatchewan, the Rick Hansen Institute has also generously offered to provide significant in-kind support to applicants proposing clinical multi-site research, including project management, statistical and methodological support, liaising with pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, and more.  To read more about RHI priorities and research supports they can provide, please click here to go to their webpage and/or select the following link: http://www.rickhanseninstitute.org/images/stories/docs/RHI_Research_Priorities_2012-2017.pdf

 

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    5) 2011 Healthcare Efficiency Conference September 19 and 20, 2011
Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto

 

The Healthcare Efficiency Conference is a national forum for health system leaders to explore new approaches and modes of thinking for improving system performance at both the strategic and operational levels.

 

Keynote speakers:

  • Stephen Duckett, former President and CEO, Alberta Health Services
  • Robert Gerst, Partner, Converge Consulting Group

Who should attend

C-suite executives, managers and other leaders in:

  • Hospitals, long-term care and other facilities
  • Community, home care and related organizations
  • Health regions, authorities and LHINs
  • Health ministries and related agencies
  • Private-sector companies that can assist healthcare providers in attaining greater efficiencies

 

To register, visit: http://www.canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca/efficiency2011    ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   

6) New report provides lessons for transforming healthcare in Canada

CHSRF has just published the first in its series of healthcare transformation papers. The report by Jean-Louis Denis et al., Assessing initiatives to transform healthcare systems: Lessons for the Canadian healthcare system, was commissioned by CHSRF to identify elements that are critical for an integrated, systemic approach to healthcare transformation. This paper suggests that money alone cannot improve healthcare. A clear vision and a coherent set of strategies are required to transform the system and achieve better alignment between the care offered and the care the population needs today.

  To view the report, visit: http://www.chsrf.ca/PublicationsAndResources/ResearchReports/CommissionedResearch/11-07-21/c70d5dc2-98b6-43cb-b735-e03144d0cf7a.aspx   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    Subscription Information

Please feel free to distribute copies of this bulletin. If your e-mail address is changing, or you want to discontinue your subscription to the weekly health e-alerts, please visit the ORS website: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/listservs.shtml   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   Sarah Savage, PMP
Health Research Facilitator
Office of Research Services,
Research and Innovation Centre, Rm 109
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 337.2479; Fax: (306) 585.4893
Email: Sarah.Savage@uregina.ca  

Health Research - Weekly News

Health Research - Weekly News

Contents 1) Term Appointment in the Office of Research Services
2) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR):     a) Tri-agencies harmonizing policies on stipends paid from grants     b) Upcoming consultation on the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research     c) Public and Population Health Ethics Casebook Call   The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   1) Term Appointment in the Office of Research Services   The Offices of the Vice-President (Research) and Research Services are pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Savage as the Health Research Facilitator effective May 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012.   This position will be responsible for encouraging and facilitating researchers to respond to available health opportunities, as well as assisting researchers with the development of their applications.  It will also be responsible for building relationships with external health agencies to establish collaborations and partnerships.   Please contact Sarah to assist with any health-related research matters at Sarah.Savage@uregina.ca
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2) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR):   a) Tri-agencies harmonizing policies on stipends paid from grants  

The three federal granting agencies -- CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC -- are harmonizing their policies on support paid to students and postdoctoral fellows from research grants. Beginning September 15, 2011, the agencies’ existing regulations on minimum and maximum stipend levels paid from grants will no longer apply. The agencies will also no longer restrict researchers from using some of their grant money to provide supplements to scholarship holders. These changes respond to concerns expressed by institutions and researchers about the different approaches taken by the agencies.

 

The removal of tri-agency regulations will offer professors more financial flexibility to pay students and postdoctoral fellows at levels that reflect the variations in costs between departments and between regions. It should be noted that stipend levels will still be governed by applicable collective agreements and labor legislation. Also, many universities have established minimum support packages, varying by department, where stipend support can be assembled from teaching assistantships, research funds, university graduate scholarships, external scholarships, and bursaries.   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *
  b) Upcoming consultation on the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research  

CIHR, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, in collaboration with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, continue to update and strengthen the current "Tri-Council Policy Statement: Integrity in Research and Scholarship" - http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/Policies-Politiques/tpsintegrity-picintegritie_eng.asp. Beginning in mid-August, the research community will be invited to provide input on the "Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research" consultation document.

 

The consultation document will be accessible through each Agency's Web site from mid-August to the end of September, 2011. The feedback will be considered when finalizing the Framework, which is expected for November 2011. More information on the consultations will follow in the coming weeks.

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   c) Public and Population Health Ethics Casebook Call  

The CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) together with partners, are pleased to announce a call for case submissions in Population and Public Health Ethics.  For more information, please visit the IPPH News and Announcements (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/38101.html) page for additional details and submission guidelines.

 

Fostering the development and refinement of ethical frameworks for population health interventions in Canada and globally is a strategic objective for the IPPH.  Population and public health ethics can be distinguished from clinical ethics by the focus on: (1) populations rather than individuals; (2) a wide range of population-level and/or environmental interventions often implemented outside of the health care setting or the health sector; and (3) equitable prevention of disease and disability.

 

The CIHR-IPPH, CIHR Ethics Office, Public Health Agency of Canada-Office of Public Health Practice, National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy, and Public Health Ontario have partnered to develop this casebook of ethical dilemmas in population and public health and related case analyses. The objectives are to:

 

1) Increase awareness and understanding of PPH ethics, and the value of ethical thinking in population and public health research, policy, and practice;

 

2) Highlight cases from across population and public health research, policy, and practice that feature different ethical issues and dilemmas; and,

 

3) Create a tool to support instruction, debate, and dialogue related to cases in population and public health ethics research, policy, and practice.

 

Structured case submissions of up to 850 words are due by Friday, September 30, 2011.  Cases should be realistic (either real or a composite based on a real situation) and can either focus on: 1) a particular ethical dilemma that arises in practice; 2) the ethical considerations of a specific population health intervention; or 3) how a public health organization(s) in other sectors deliberates or takes ethics into account in their priority setting or decision-making process.

 

Each selected case will be peer reviewed and subsequently analyzed according to a common approach by an invited author who is not affiliated with the case submission authorship team.  Authors of selected cases will be given an opportunity to provide an alternative analysis and these responses will be included in the casebook, which will be published in Spring 2012.

 

The ethics casebook call for cases can be accessed at the following website:

http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/44006.html

http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/f/44006.html

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Please feel free to distribute copies of this bulletin. If your e-mail address is changing, or you want to discontinue your subscription to the weekly health e-alerts, please visit the ORS website: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/listservs.shtml   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   Sarah Savage, PMP
Health Research Facilitator
Office of Research Services,
Research and Innovation Centre, Rm 109
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 337.2479; Fax: (306) 585.4893
Email: Sarah.Savage@uregina.ca  

Health Research - Weekly News

Health Research - Weekly News

Contents

1) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): IGH Launches New Opps for Trainees   2) The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) Issues a Call for Proposals for Spinal Cord Injury Research   The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   1) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): IGH Launches New Opps for Trainees  

IGH is pleased to announce the launch of a new suite of funding opportunities to support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in gender, sex and health research. These opportunities, offered through IGH’s Institute Community Support Program (ICS), are designed to support trainee conference travel, knowledge translation, new skill acquisition, and to recognize excellence in gender, sex and health research.

 

IGH Travel Awards (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/36330.html)
Travel awards provide up to $2,500 for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to present their own research at meetings, conferences (including international conferences) or symposia. Applicants must be presenting research that has a substantive focus on gender and/or sex and health. (3 deadlines per year)

 

IGH Gender, Sex and Health Knowledge Translation (KT) Supplement (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/43621.html)
The aim of the Gender, Sex and Health Trainee KT Supplement is to support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to engage in the KT of gender, sex and health research from their postgraduate thesis or post-doctoral project. Up to five KT supplements may be awarded per year, valued up to $5,000 each. (1 deadline per year)

 

IGH Gender, Sex and Health Research Skills Development Award Program (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/43622.html)
The aim of IGH’s Gender, Sex and Health Research Skills Development Award Program is to build research capacity by providing graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with funding for gender, sex and health research skills acquisition. Up to five skill awards may be granted per year, valued up to $5,000 each. (1 deadline per year)

 

IGH Award for Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/39483.html)
The IGH Award for Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research recognizes outstanding gender, sex and health research carried out by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from all disciplines, working in the field of gender, sex and health research are eligible to apply for this $1,000 award. (1 deadline per year)

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  2) The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) Issues a Call for Proposals for Spinal Cord Injury Research

 

Saskatchewan is taking a leadership role in Canada in the areas of spinal cord injury research and disability funding with the commitment by the provincial government of more than $4.3 million for a comprehensive five-year Saskatchewan-based initiative, in partnership with the national Rick Hansen Institute (announced March 15, 2011).

Included in the announcement was $1 million over five years targeted to spinal cord injury research in Saskatchewan to be managed by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF).

SHRF has completed its work with an external advisory panel to define the research parameters and timelines for this research opportunity and is pleased to announce that the call for proposals is now available. It is designed to attract interest for two research streams related to spinal cord injury : clinical and health services research; and biomedical research.

In the clinical and health services stream, SHRF welcomes proposals that address a wide range of spinal cord injury outcomes from acute care to rehabilitation to quality of life. Priority will be given to translational (bedside to practice) and patient-oriented research. Grants up to $100,000 per year for two years will be available.

 

In the biomedical research stream, SHRF looks forward to proposals related to developing, refining and testing devices, drugs, or therapies to improve spinal cord injury outcomes. Priority will also be given to translational research and proof of principle research. Grants up to $50,000 per year for two years will be available.

 

Supported research in both streams will focus on improving health outcomes for patients with spinal cord injury and moving research findings into policy or practice. All funded research must align with at least one of the following four Rick Hansen Institute objectives:
• reduction of incidence and severity of paralysis;
• improve health care outcomes;
• reduction of long term cost; and
• improve quality of life for those living with SCI.

 

Letters of intent are due to SHRF by 4:30 p.m. CST, September 6, 2011.

 

The call for proposals and templates for responses are available to download from SHRF’s website in the Initiatives area and are attached to this email. Respondents are encouraged to read the complete package of information prior to contacting SHRF.

 

A significant amount of information about current activities related to spinal cord research across Canada is available on the Rick Hansen Institute site at rickhanseninstitute.org.

 

Karen Glazebrook, Funding Programs Manager

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation

Atrium Building, Innovation Place

253-111 Research Drive

Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R2

Phone: 306-975-1686

Toll-free: 1-800-975-1699 (Canada & U.S.A)

Fax: 306-975-1688

Website: www.shrf.ca

Email: kglazebrook@shrf.ca

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