Canadian Blood Services: James Kreppner Award 2018


Canadian Blood Services


The objective of the Canadian Blood Services James Kreppner Award program is to support legal research relevant to Canadian Blood Services’ priorities.

The James Kreppner Award Program competition will support one (1) legal research projectfor a period of one year. Research priorities for the James Kreppner Award include the legal and regulatory aspects of (a) donation, collection, storage, and use of blood, blood products, and hematopoietic stem cells; and (b) organ and tissue donation and transplantation. While relevant applications from all eligible researchers are strongly encouraged, the following high priority areas have been identified and research proposals addressing these will be prioritized:

  1. Developing a framework to facilitate data access and use, in a privacy compliant manner, for health system performance evaluation and innovation;
  2. Advancing the integrity of the medico-legal framework for death determination (both neurologic and circulatory) in Canada;
  3. Strengthening and increasing donation for blood, blood components, organs and tissues (e.g., donation incentives, alternative consent models, donor risk perception); and
  4. Issues relevant to long-term storage of biological samples (e.g., cord blood banking, autologous and allogeneic blood stem cell collections, consent for novel uses of biological samples not previously disclosed).

The James Kreppner Award Program competition is held on an annual basis.


  • Applicant: The Applicant must be a Canadian legal researcher affiliated with a Canadian academic program as a faculty member. The Applicant is responsible for submitting the application, delivering the project as approved, and reporting on project progress to Canadian Blood Services. Priority will be given to applicants that are not (at the time of application) employees of/or contracted to Canadian Blood Services, in the case of equally ranked applications.
  • Team composition: There is no restriction on the number of team members; however, all team members must have a defined role in the project, and their expertise must be clearly required to adequately address the project goals.
  • The project must have a clear plan with defined goals and deliverables that will be completed within the one-year term of the award and that are aligned with the research priorities outlined in Section I.
  • While not mandatory, priority will be given to projects that are collaborative in nature and, when relevant, include team members from different disciplines: for example, teams including subject matter experts in transfusion, blood stem cell transplantation or organ/tissue transplantation, and in legal research, as appropriate. Applicants are encouraged to propose research collaborations with Canadian Blood Services

Funding Availability


Indirect Costs


Project Duration

one year

Special Notes

James Kreppner Award


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a copy of application along with a complete OR5 form to:

External Deadline

Applicant to submit the Application Package (Application Form and supporting documents) by email to Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation at on or before the competition deadline, as per the Instructions in the Application Form (under attachments).


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