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Health Research - Weekly News

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1) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR):   a) Updates for the CIHR ResearchNet e-Approval Process   b) Results of the March 2011 Operating Grants Competition   c) Funding decisions for the March 2011 Operating Grants competition are now available   d) Clinical Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease: Enhancing Effectiveness   The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
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This memo is to advise you that in addition to CIHR’s Open Operating Grants program, five additional CIHR grant programs have been added to the e-Approval process. 

These programs are:

 

·         Proof of Principle Program - Phase I

·         Proof of Principle Program - Phase II

·         Knowledge Synthesis Grant

·         Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI)

·         Randomized Controlled Trials: Mentoring

 

Researchers must submit their applications electronically via ResearchNet by 8 PM EST to the Office of Research Services (ORS) for compliance review and Institutional approval (a hard copy with all required by CIHR and UofR signatures to be dropped off before or on this date), by an internal deadline:

 

August 25, 2011             Proof of Principle Program - Phase I (September 1st 2011 competition)

August 25, 2011             Proof of Principle Program - Phase II (September 1st 2011 competition)

September 13, 2011       Operating Grant (September 15th 2011 competition)

September 26, 2011       Knowledge Synthesis Grant (October 3rd 2011 competition)

5 business days prior      Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) (competition: TBA)

5 business days prior      Randomized Controlled Trials: Mentoring (competition: TBA)

 

Once the applications are approved, ORS will be submitting the applications electronically to CIHR on behalf of the applicant. ORS will not be able to change any information in the application but can return the application to the applicant with their suggestions for improvements. 

 

If you require assistance with a proposal development, please contact ORS.

 

Note:  Registration for September 2011 CIHR Operating Grant competition is now open in ResearchNet.

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On behalf of CIHR, I am pleased to announce the results of the spring 2011 Open Operating Grants competition, http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/43942.html, in which CIHR approved the investment of $240.2 million over five years. As with previous competitions, we met our on-going commitment to the research community to fund at least 400 grants from the core competition budget and to maintain or increase the average value of these grants. In addition approximately 60 full term and bridge grants are expected to be funded through Priority Announcements and other sources for a total of 460 grants approved from the Operating Grant 2010-2011 (March) competition. The average (mean) annual core competition grant size was $600,470 (median grant size of $592,298) with an average duration of 4.19 years.

 

As with the Results of the March 2010 Open Operating Grants Competition, http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/42089.html, the March 2011 competition marked the second time that the Open Operating Grants competition dedicated a part of the Open Operating Grants budget to a specific funding envelope - worth approximately $12.5 million - for large grants, including large RCTs. Three large grants with an average total grant size of $4.1M were funded in this competition. Applications that were within the top 0.5% of peer review committee recommended average annual budgets were ranked together and funded from the top down within the available funding envelope. Other facts and frequently asked questions relating to the Open Operating Grant Program are available on the CIHR website, in the document CIHR Open Operating Grant Program, Competitions Frequently Asked Questions, http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/43939.html.

 

The results of this funding competition represent positive news for the research community and for all Canadians – the people who will ultimately benefit from the results of the research we fund. 

 

Looking ahead, it seems clear that we will continue to be challenged by our own success in building a vibrant, creative and highly competitive health research community. We do have some concerns about the funding process. We know that a tremendous amount of effort is required to prepare an application. We also appreciate the many months of work dedicated by over 860 reviewers to evaluate these applications. The increase in number of applications – especially in those that are essentially resubmissions of unsuccessful applications – represents a growing concern for our peer reviewers. Consequently, we intend to ask researchers to submit only their most competitive applications. Conversely, we discourage researchers from immediately resubmitting unsuccessful applications to the next competition with no change or reflection. As well, we suggest that after an application has been unsuccessful 2 or 3 times that it not be resubmitted.

 

We encourage these voluntary measures in the hope that the research community and the institutions that CIHR supports will work with us to manage the volume of work required by your peers to review and rank applications.

 

I wish to congratulate the recipients of March 2011 Open Operating Grants and wish them success in all their research endeavours.

 

Kelly VanKoughnet

Acting Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President, Research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

 

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c) Funding decisions for the March 2011 Operating Grants competition are now available

 

Refer to http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/43046.html

 

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d) Clinical Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease: Enhancing Effectiveness

Competition: 201110KAL 
Application Deadline: 2011-10-03   
Anticipated Notice of Decision: 2012-04-02   
Funding Start Date: 2012-04-01

The CIHR Institute of Gender and Health's (IGH) Clinical Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) initiative addresses the need for clinical interventions that are accessible, appropriate and effective with respect to sex and gender. CVD (including coronary artery disease, angina, congestive heart failure, hypertension and stroke) is the major cause of death and disability worldwide. Taking account of sex and gender has the potential to improve strategies for preventing, detecting and treating CVD. There is therefore a need to find ways to mobilize ready-to-implement evidence about sex and gender in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of CVD to improve clinical practices.

IGH will provide funding for successful applications that are determined to be relevant to one or more of the following priority areas:
o Bridge a knowledge-to-action gap specific to gender, sex and clinical interventions for CVD.
o Accelerate the uptake of gender, sex and CVD research evidence into clinical practice.
o Enhance the effectiveness of clinical interventions for CVD by taking sex and gender into account.

For more information on IGH's strategic research direction on clinical interventions: enhancing effectiveness, please see IGH's Strategic Plan 2009-2012: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/38770.html

Funds Available
• The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $ 600,000. This amount may increase if additional funding partners decide to participate.
• The maximum amount awarded for a single grant is $ 100 000 per annum for up to two (2) years.

Specific Requirements
• This Priority Announcement will require the completion of a Relevance Form.
• Applicants are strongly encouraged to align their relevance form with their one-page project summary. The relevance form and one-page project summaries must clearly articulate how the concepts of gender and/or sex are integrated into the respective research designs and approaches. It is not sufficient simply to cite literature explaining why a study relates to gender and/or sex; these concepts must be substantively integrated into the research design. For more information on integrating gender and/or sex into research designs, please refer to the CIHR Gender, Sex and Health Research Guide: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/32019.html

ResearchNet: http://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=1316&&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=AND&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true#ci

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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):   a) ResearchNet - Electronic Approvals   b) September 2011 RPP Funding for CIHR Operating Grant or New Investigator Award   c) Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal   2) Grand Challenges Canada - Request for Proposals     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) ResearchNet - Electronic Approvals

 

CIHR has recently added five additional CIHR grant programs to the eApproval process on ResearchNet.  These programs are:

 

Randomized Controlled Trials: Mentoring

Proof of Principle Program - Phase I

Proof of Principle Program - Phase II

Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI)

Knowledge Synthesis Grant

 

This means that for these programs all applications will be electronically directed to the Research Institution for approval. Once the applications are approved, the Research Institution will be submitting the applications electronically to CIHR on behalf of the applicant.   

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Research Services.

 

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b) September 2011 RPP Funding for CIHR Operating Grant or New Investigator Award

 

Dear CIHR applicants: If you wish to be considered for Regional Partnership Funding of your CIHR operating grant or new investigator award application, please see important information below regarding

 

·         Eligibility rules

·         Relevance Form on ResearchNet denoting how your research fits one or more of the provincial (SHRF’S) research priorities

 

Please note that it would be beneficial to you to access the following links: http://www.shrf.ca/index-childpage-596.html#Partner72); http://www.shrf.ca/index-childpage-609.html

 

To be eligible for RPP Operating Grant or New Investigator Salary Award funding in the September 2011 competition you are required to have an internal review. Further, you will be required to submit a completed Relevance form to the Priority Announcement for the RPP at time of application on ResearchNet describing how your proposed research fits within one or more of the Priority areas.

 

You may be ineligible if there has been a change in your researcher status from where the award is held – ie. leave, extended leave or departure.

 

Your CIHR Operating Grant will be ineligible for RPP funding in the following events:

-       A nominated principal investigator cannot hold two RPP operating grants simultaneously

-       The renewal (i.e. first re-application) of an RPP operating grant is ineligible for RPP support. In other words, consecutive RPP funding is not allowed for the same project.

 

If you have any further questions regarding RPP eligibility, please contact research.services@uregina.ca

 

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c) Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal

 

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research's new Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal (EIHR) initiative will support researchers and decision makers to work together to advance the current state of knowledge, generate novel and creative solutions, and translate evidence for uptake into policy and practice to strengthen Canada's healthcare systems.

The EIHR initiative focuses on three priority areas: financing and funding models; health system sustainability; and governance and accountability. Innovation in these areas will require contributions from a wide range of disciplines and methodological approaches. Health services and health policy research would greatly benefit from contributions from economics, political science, sociology, philosophy, law, and other relevant fields, and from the involvement of policy makers, decision makers and healthcare providers.

The EIHR initiative's first set of funding opportunities, Knowledge Synthesis grants, will support innovative syntheses that advance the current state of knowledge and contribute to evidence-informed decision-making within EIHR's three priority areas. These grants are launched today and can be accessed on Research Net on the following website https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/viewOpportunityDetails.do?org=CIHR&progCd=10219&language=E

Stay tuned for more EIHR funding opportunities being launched this coming July including Partnerships for Health System Improvement grants, Policy Analysis grants, Advancing Theories and Methodological Innovations grants, and Fellowship and Post-doctoral Research Awards.

To learn more about the EIHR initiative, including upcoming funding opportunities priority research areas, and other important news, contact Michael at Michael.Rajendram@cihr-irsc.gc.ca or Meghan at MMcMahon.ihspr@mcgill.ca.

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2) Grand Challenges Canada - Request for Proposals

 

Hypertension/High Blood Pressure: Reducing the Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

 

Grand Challenges Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the International Development Research Centre, and the Canadian Stroke Network are pleased to have recently announced a Request for Proposals on Implementation Research on Hypertension in Low- and Middle-Income Countries as part of an all-Canadian approach to address the global burden of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

 

Non-communicable diseases, like cardiovascular disease, are increasingly the focus of attention in global health. In September of this year, the United Nations will host a high-level meeting on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. 

 

For the Request for Proposals, see: http://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/viewOpportunityDetails.do?progCd=10196&language=E&fodAgency=CIHR&view=browseArchive&browseArc=true&org=CIHR

 

The Request for Proposals emphasizes implementation science and focuses on high blood pressure prevention and control applicable to populations in low- and middle-income countries and aboriginal communities within Canada and abroad.

 

This program on hypertension is part of the first cycle of research funding from the Global Alliance for Chronic Disease, which is a partnership among the six largest national health research funding agencies. 

 

The McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health is proud that the Chair of the Global Alliance for Chronic Disease is Dr. Abdallah S. Daar, the Centre’s Director of Ethics and Commercialization. Indeed, the Global Alliance was born as a result of a prioritization exercise in non-communicable disease led by Dr. Daar, and published in Nature in November 2007 (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v450/n7169/full/450494a.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 Institute for Health Information (CIHI) – June Newsletter 2) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) - Café Scientifique The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
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1) Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) – June Newsletter

 

http://www.cihi.ca/land/

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2) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) - Café Scientifique

The Institute of Gender and Health (IGH), in partnership with CIHR's Communications and Public Outreach Branch, is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support up to five (5) Café Scientifiques focused on gender, sex and health research. This partnership signals IGH’s keen interest to provide an opportunity for researchers from the IGH community to share key findings from their work, and to expand public understanding about the influence of gender and sex on health. The application deadline for the CIHR Open Café Scientifique Program is June 30, 2011.

 

Web link: 
http://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=1260&&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=AND&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true

You must apply for funding using CIHR's ResearchNet website. Click on "Find Funding" on the left navigation, and then go to the "Other" section of funding opportunities. CIHR's Café Scientifique Program will be listed there. The deadline for applications is 8 p.m., June 30, 2011.

 

For more information about the IGH Café Scientitifique funding opportunity, please contact Stephanie Coen, Knowledge Translation Manager, IGH:scoen@exchange.ubc.ca

 

Further details about the CIHR Open Café Scientifique competition are as follows:

CIHR launched its Café Scientifique program as an outreach initiative that would provide answers to questions of popular interest to the general public. As a result, over 330 CIHR Café Scientifiques events have been funded to provide educational and informal discussions regarding popular health topics. CIHR Cafés are typically held in bars or cafés, and involve a panel of experts who specialize in the topic at hand. The primary point of these events is accessibility: to be a member of the audience, you don't have to have a science degree. You need to be interested in learning and asking questions.

 

Through its Café Scientifique program, CIHR organizes its own Café events but also establishes partnerships with non-profit organizations, universities, research centres, science centres and museums across Canada. If successful, these Café Scientifique partners can expect to receive $3,000 in funding to host their own Café. Please note: these funds can be used to host more than one Café.

 

For questions or further information, please contact:
Peter Maitland (peter.maitland@cihr-irsc.gc.ca)

 

All submissions will be evaluated by a CIHR appointed jury and decisions will be announced at the beginning of September 2011.

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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

Health Research - Weekly News

Contents

1) Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Research Grants   2) Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - Call for Concept Papers   The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
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1) Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Research Grants

 

Cystic Fibrosis Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) invites investigators to submit a notice of intent to apply to the October 2011 Grants Competition.  All research grant applicants, initial and renewal, must advise Cystic Fibrosis Canada of their intent to apply for funding.  No more than one initial application may be submitted to a single competition. 

 

The application process is comprised of two steps: 1) a notice of intent to apply and 2) the full application.  The registration deadline for the notice of intent is August 2, 2011.  The deadline date for receipt of the full application is October 3, 2011

 

The Notice of Intent to Apply form and further information are available on the Cystic Fibrosis Canada website (www.cysticfibrosis.ca).  The Full Application form for 2011 will be available on the website in early August.

  

 If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Mackesy, Manager of Research Programs (amackesy@cysticfibrosis.ca). 

 

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2) Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - Call for Concept Papers

The Policy Research Directorate (PRD) from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) is pleased to invite you to submit a Concept Paper for a research program on Career Development Services in Canada. This short proposal of a dozen pages would be the first step of a selection process in two phases, for up to $400,000 funding of research projects.

Through the question "What Works in Career Development Services?" HRSDC wants to invite researchers, research institutions and groups, to examine the conditions, the components and the measure of outcomes of various career development interventions, which affect the employment status of different categories of people. The target groups are those facing significant barriers to their integration into the labor market, such as low-skilled adults, new immigrants, aboriginal people, people with low literacy or numeracy, and persons with disabilities.

For more details, please contact us at: NC-RESEARCH-RECHERCHE-GD@HRSDC-RHDCC.GC.CA  

Sincerely,

Jeff Frank - A/Director General, Policy Research Directorate
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

 

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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  

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