Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) TownHall

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Room location, UC 442

Friday June 14, 2019 10:00am to 11:30am
UC 442

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to before June 11, 2019.


Join the conversation to inform U of G and CIHR's future strategies for health research success.

Dr. Malcolm Campbell, Vice-President (Research); and Karina McInnis, Associate VP (Research Services) are hosting a CIHR TownHall.

Goals of the session:

  • To seek input from the research community on the development of an institutional strategy and on the prioritization of tactics to support U of G researchers in achieving CIHR funding success and building the university’s reputation as a leader in health research;
  • To inform the University’s key messages to take forward to CIHR as part of the agency’s current strategic planning consultations.

Key questions for your consideration:

  • What are U of G’s competitive advantages in applying to CIHR at the present time?
  • What are barriers to your success at the present time?
  • In your opinion, what are, or could be, the most effective institutional supports to individuals submitting CIHR program and project grants?
    Note: Some CIHR-funded researchers participated in a planning meeting for this TownHall. One of the ideas that arose during sessions was to consider an internal review process.
    • If internal peer review is offered, at what level should it be organized and offered to be most effective?
      • Department
      • College
      • Institutional
    • If an internal peer-review process is offered, would you be willing to submit a high-quality draft proposal 8 weeks before the deadline?
    • Would you be willing to serve as a reviewer, including for colleagues outside of your College? [Why/why not?]
  • Is there value in securing external peer-reviews (e.g. where reviewers are offered a nominal fee)?
  • Are there untapped opportunities for U of G faculty members with regard to joining CIHR Peer Review Committees?
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