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CIHR Town Hall Meeting -CANCELLED

When Mar 12, 2013
from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where MDCL 3020
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**** CANCELLED ****


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Town Hall Meeting
(March 12th, 2013)

Due to an unforeseen family emergency the CIHR Town Hall Meeting has been cancelled.

Stay tuned for a rescheduling of this event!









Over the past year CIHR has engaged the research community, partners, and other stakeholders to aid in the redesign of its open suite of research programs and peer review process. Details of the program reforms are detailed in “CIHR Design Discussion Document: Proposed Changes to CIHR’s Open Suite of Programs and Enhancements to the Peer Review Process”. Specifically, the reforms seek to address:

·         Gaps in program accessibility and complexity

·         Insufficient support for new investigators and applicant burden

·         Lack of reviewer expertise and inconsistent reviews

·         High peer reviewer workload


CIHR has reviewed and analyzed feedback collected from a series of community consultations, web-based discussions and anonymous comments, and documented the results in “What CIHR Heard: Analysis of Feedback on the Design and Discussion Document”.


Dr. Jane Aubin, Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of Research for CIHR, will be visiting McMaster University on March 12th, 2013 to provide stakeholders with the latest information from CIHR on upcoming policy changes, including revisions to the introduction of the open suite of CIHR programs and peer review processes, and to address further questions or concerns regarding these changes.


This continuing consultative process seeks to further develop and refine the open suite program design. CIHR thanks the research community, partners and other stakeholders for their feedback and recognizes that more work is necessary before implementing changes.


Additional information about the upcoming changes to, and implementation timeline of, the open suite of CIHR programs can be found on the CIHR website at:


If you have any questions, please contact Bart Hettinga, Senior Advisor, ROADS, at or extension 24519.