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Topic: federal response to COVID-19
Canada’s chief science advisor Dr. (PhD) Mona Nemer says she’d be “pleased” to provide input into a new long-term research and pandemic preparedness strategy being developed by the federal government. Nemer also co-chairs a group providing advice on health data needed to manage disease spread, an area public health experts say needs significant improvement.
The federal government is developing Canada’s first long-term research and pandemic preparedness strategy that will include a new Centre for Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies Research. Ottawa has provided nearly $1 million to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to lead its development.
Tasked by Ottawa to prioritize funding that responds to COVID-19, two of Canada’s Innovation Superclusters have already launched programs to help combat the pandemic.
NRC researchers turn to data analysis and writing as the organization adapts to new teleworking conditions.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research launched a new COVID-19 funding opportunity for operating grants called the “COVID-19 Clinical Epidemiology Research Rapid Response.” The application deadline is this Friday, March 27, and successful applicants will be notified of the decision on April 1. The competition description emphasizes the viruses “many unknown epidemiological parameters, particularly with respect…
In collaborating with the WHO and other governments, Canada’s funding agencies have moved rapidly to channel more than $52 million in federal funding to rapid response research at Canadian universities.
A multidisciplinary team of 15 researchers and clinicians has been assembled by Canada’s Chief Science Advisor Mona Nemer to provide advice on scientific issues related to COVID-19.