Canadian Institutes of Health Research Company Profile

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the major federal agency responsible for funding health research in Canada. It aims to excel in the creation of new health knowledge, and to translate that knowledge from the research setting into real world applications. The results are improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) was created under The CIHR Act that came into force on June 7, 2000.

CIHR is a Departmental Corporation listed in Schedule II of the Financial Administration Act. As an arms length agency of government, it is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Health.

CIHR is managed by the President and the Governing Council, who are assisted by various Standing and Advisory Committees.

CIHR consists of 13 "virtual" institutes, each headed by a Scientific Director and assisted by an Institute Advisory Board. They work together to shape a national health research agenda for Canada. The institutes bring together researchers, health professionals and policy-makers from voluntary health organizations, provincial government agencies, international research organizations and industry and patient groups from across the country with a shared interest in improving the health of Canadians.

The work of the institutes embraces the four pillars of health research: biomedical; clinical; research respecting health systems and services; and the social, cultural and environmental factors that affect the health of populations. A major challenge for the institutes is to forge relationships across disciplines to stimulate integrative, multifaceted research agendas that respond to society's health priorities while adhering to the highest ethical standards.


160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor
K1A 0W9


Phone: (613) 941-2672
Fax: (613) 954-1800

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Fewer Canadians winning major health research prizes

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) An analysis of major health research prizes, including the Canada Gairdner International Award, found that few Canadian-based scientists are winning these presti...

Recent Study Suggests Diabetes Treatment May Have Potential in Parkinson’s Disease

Research published in the journal Nature by researchers at the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan and the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health in the U.S. suggest that...

National Institutes of Health supports novel drug discovery research

Approximately $1.7 million in new funding from the National Institutes of Health will enable a multidisciplinary team of University of Illinois at Chicago researchers to build a reference library of b...

Patient-oriented research: A collection featuring benefits, challenges and experiences

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? A comprehensive collection -- from youth involvement in mental health services to suicide prevention,...

NanoSphere Health Sciences Partners with Delta 9 for Canadian Expansion

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UT Health San Antonio receives $24 million NIH research boost

(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) UT Health San Antonio will receive $24 million from the National Institutes of Health over the next five years to translate research discover...

The uncertain fate of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) pediatric research portfolio: In support of an investment strategy to improve the public health of the nation through perinatal research

OBIO Opens Canadian Health Investment Showcase in New York City, Connecting Canada’s High Potential Health Science Companies with Premier US Investors

The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®) is proud to announce the opening of the Canadian Health Investment Showcase in New York, NY, on November 5 and 6, 2018. ...

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The Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium: Epitomizing Collaborative Research in Canada.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death in the first half of life and a chronic disability for Canadians of all ages. Despite the recognized importance of TBI, there is no integrate...

Trends in Health Disparities, Health Inequity, and Social Determinants of Health Research: A 17-Year Analysis of NINR, NCI, NHLBI, and NIMHD Funding.

The theoretical landscape of health disparities research now emphasizes health inequities and the role that social determinants of health (SDOH) play in creating and perpetuating them. Whether Nationa...

The effect of body weight on employment among Canadian women: evidence from Canadian data.

This paper examines the impact of obesity on labour market participation among Canadian women by using various Canadian population health surveys.

Defining Bladder Health in Women and Girls: Implications for Research, Clinical Practice, and Public Health Promotion.

Bladder health in women and girls is poorly understood, in part, due to absence of a definition for clinical or research purposes. This article describes the process used by a National Institutes of H...

Injury among the immigrant population in Canada: exploring the research landscape through a systematic scoping review.

Injuries are the leading cause of death among younger Canadians and represent a large economic burden on the Canadian population. Although immigrants comprise more than 20% of the Canadian population,...

Clinical Trials [5943 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Childhood Adversity, Genetic Polymorphisms and Stress in First Onset Major Depression

The Blue Sky Project, a 5-year study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, seeks to examine how genetics and early life experiences work together to cause a person's very f...

RCT to Address the Burden of Undiagnosed Airflow Obstruction in Canadian Adults

Previous population health studies suggest that up to 10% of Canadian adults have undiagnosed asthma or COPD- these people are currently undiagnosed and untreated, even though they may hav...

The Impact of Disclosing Personalized Depression Risk Information on High-risk Individuals' Outcomes

Major depressive episode (MDE) is one of the most prevalent and disabling form of mental illness in the general population. Despite increased mental health services and antidepressants use...

Observational Study Evaluating Long-term Health Outcomes of Canadian DUODOPA-treated Patients

This is an open-label, postmarketing, observational study to document health outcomes, in Canadian patients with advanced Parkinson's disease and long-term treatment with Duodopa (levodopa...

Dissemination of the Lupus Interactive Navigator

This study asks whether persons with lupus will use and uptake the information and services of the web-based lupus interactive navigator (LIN) on a regular basis and whether this uptake wi...

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