Canada’s three research funding agencies have launched the Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee; Alberta creates a platform to boost clinical trials; Ontario Tech University is designated a collaboration centre by the UN International Atomic Energy Agency, and more.
Topic: Interdisciplinary research
Female researchers and health care providers are welcoming federal Budget 2021’s $72.6-million investment in women’s health research and medicine.
Canada’s Tri-Council of major government funding agencies and Indigenous partners across the country have co-developed a new Indigenous research strategic plan. The plan, which proposes a new interdisciplinary research and research screening model, represents a significant new approach by the federal government and a contribution to reconciliation. With implementation starting this spring, the strategy aims to ensure Indigenous peoples lead and control any research involving them.
The tri-council granting agencies are determined to support more interdisciplinary research. But there are still several barriers to overcome before this can happen.