Organization: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Cancer research garners $254 million in funding

Peer-reviewed cancer research received $254 million in direct support in 2005, according to a new report from the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA). The investment is the total from 19 of Canada’s major cancer research funding organizations. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is the single largest funder, accounting for 45% of the total. The…

Structural Genomics Consortium funding announced

Complete funding for the second phase of the Structural Genomics Consortium has been announced, with 13 partners (including three pharmaceutical firms) providing more than $105 million. The consortium — led by Dr Aled Edwards at the Univ of Toronto with three nodes in Toronto, the Univ of Oxford and the Karolinska Institutet — is dedicated…

Common CV Network gains new members

Canada’s three granting agencies are teaming with their Quebec counterparts to extend the reach of the Canadian Common CV for researchers. The Canadian Common CV is a collection of a common, standardized, web-based, data set required from the funding agencies. It’s designed to ease the process of applying for funding from the participating agencies. The…

GHRI links Canadian and foreign researchers

The Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) is providing $20 million for 13 teams comprised of Canadian and foreign researchers to examine issues related to pressing health problems in the developing world. Each team will receive $1.6 million over four years. The awards were made through the Teasdale-Corti Team Grants program and were chosen through peer…

Rx&D and CIHR create new research foundation

Canada’s patent-holding pharmaceutical companies have teamed with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to create the not-for-profit Rx&D Health Research Foundation 2006 (HRF), replacing the previous HRF Awards Program. HRF will hold annual thematic grants competition and make awards on a theme chose by its scientific advisory panel. Former Liberal senator Dr Yves Morin…

Genome BC’s CSO receives $1.1M in research funding

Dr Don Riddle has received $1.1 million from two granting agencies to further his research on aging. Riddle, Genome BC‘s chief scientific officer, was awarded $905,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to study the development of c.elegans, a free-living nematode. He also received $213,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to…

ACAHO advocates increased CIHR funding

The Association of Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO) is urging the federal government to boost funding to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and clarify its policy on the direction of its health research and innovation agenda. ACAHO says the objective of improving timely access to healthcare services is dependent upon capacity-building and innovation. In…

CIHR launches collaborative grants program with China

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has launched a Joint Health Research Institute Grants Program with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). CIHR is contributing $450,000 annually to the collaborative research grants initiative, while the NSFC is providing $325,000. The aim of the program is to increase scientific cooperation between Canadian and…

EKOS Research to study 13 CIHR Institutes

EKOS Research Associates Inc has been commissioned to conduct an evaluation of the 19 Institutes comprising the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). EKOS will interview a variety of individuals from institute advisory boards, researchers, CIHR staff and stakeholders to gauge the effectiveness of the institutes and identify areas for improvement. The findings will be…

CIHR funds groundbreaking heroin clinical trial

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is providing $8.1 million for North America’s first clinical trial of prescribed heroin for chronic addicts. The two-year North American Opiate Medication Initiative (NAOMI) will try to determine ways to improve the health of addicts and reintegrate them back into society. It will enrol 470 participants in Vancouver,…