Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada's health research investment agency. Our mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system.
We are part of the Health Portfolio and we work together to maintain and improve the health of Canadians.
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Research has the power to change lives. As Canada's health research investment agency, we collaborate with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system.
Find out how to apply for funding for health research, including application process, policies and requirements, forms, the review process, decisions, and more.
Learn about the 13 "virtual" institutes, and the integrated approach that brings together researchers, health professionals, policy-makers, industry and patient groups.
Through the College of Reviewers, CIHR aims to enhance the current peer review system by systematizing reviewer recruitment to identify and mobilize the appropriate expertise for the review of all funding applications.
Initiatives created by the Government of Canada to investigate pressing health issues that are of strategic importance to our country.
Discover the activities we undertake in order to engage stakeholder communities and citizens, promote a culture of ethics and integrity in health research, and collaborate with other Federal research funding organizations.
Learn how the research that we fund contributes to improved health and health care for Canadians.
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