Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
The College Chairs released an update on July 25, 2017, which contained the following information:
Invitations to researchers to join the College of Reviewers went out in June. To-date, CIHR has received a very positive response (more than 1,600 of the 2,000 invitees have accepted—and counting). To clarify, an invitation to join the College is separate from an invitation to review for a specific competition (and vice versa). College members may be asked to review for the upcoming Project or Foundation Grant competitions, or for a strategic competition. When you are asked to review, you will be given the competition details and schedule at that time.
A second wave of College enrolment will begin later this summer and will include all CIHR-funded Nominated Principal Investigators within the last five years who meet the membership selection criteria, as well as those that have been nominated by their institution or who self-nominated and meet the membership selection criteria. CIHR will be working closely with Institutions throughout the enrolment process and seeking their feedback on candidates. College staff will also provide Vice Presidents (Research) with an update on their faculty who have agreed to join the College.
Researchers who received an invitation to join the College this summer are encouraged to accept so they might to work together as a community to build the College with qualified, committed members. College Chairs offer their thanks to all colleagues who have recently accepted membership in CIHR's College of Reviewers.