CIHR Three-Year Implementation Plan and Progress Report 2013–15

Health Research Roadmap: Creating innovative research for better health and health care

Contents


President's Message

Each year, CIHR reports the organization's performance towards implementation of our five-year strategic plan, Health Research Roadmap. It is my pleasure to introduce the implementation report for the final year of this strategic plan.

With Roadmap, CIHR established a tone and long-term direction for the organization. Five years later, more work and energy is required to completely realize the vision of Roadmap. However, excellent progress has been made in building a strong foundation for health research in Canada. Three items stand out in this respect: fairness and efficiency in our health research investment approach; measurable progress towards improvements in the health care system; and, above all, research excellence.

CIHR has been active in planning and delivering reforms to the Open Operating Grant Program and peer review process. At the end of 2012–13, we released the final design for these reforms and, beginning with the next fiscal year, will move forward with implementation of these changes. With such reforms, we are taking action to ensure the long-term sustainability of a robust and responsive research environment in Canada, one that addresses the need for both investigator-initiated research and the clear imperative for research focused on areas of strategic importance.

The reforms respond to longstanding concerns about excessive complexity in funding competitions and a peer review process unable to keep pace with the volume and breadth of funding applications submitted. As Canada's major federal funder in research, we have a responsibility to lead and to ensure that health research evidence leads to positive change not only for Canada and Canadians but also globally.

The Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) illustrates how this change can happen. SPOR represents a credible and actionable vehicle for making measurable improvements to the health care system. Provincial and territorial health authorities have responded with great enthusiasm to the vision of a health research infrastructure closely aligned with and responding to locally driven health challenges. In another first for SPOR, in partnership with the Graham Boeckh Foundation, CIHR launched a new SPOR network in youth mental health built on an entirely new business model. This is the first of a set of new networks.

As CIHR pursues these changes and works not only to generate research evidence but also to translate this evidence into impact, it is important to stress CIHR's commitment to research excellence. Improvements to peer review, a modernized funding infrastructure and significant partnerships such as we are seeing with SPOR are creating the space and opportunity for increased research excellence and impact.

We have achieved considerable progress over the course of Roadmap. Many doors have been opened and exciting new opportunities are within our grasp. As we move ahead with a new strategic plan for CIHR, our challenge will be to build on this foundation to continue making smart investments in health research and to ensure that these investments truly improve the health of Canadians.

Alain Beaudet, MD, PhD
President
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

About CIHR

Mandate

CIHR's mandate is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care system (Bill C-13, April 13, 2000).

Vision

CIHR's vision is to position Canada as a world leader in the creation and use of health research knowledge that benefits Canadians and the global community.

Achieving the mandate and vision

Established in 2000, CIHR promotes a solutions-focused, multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to health research. Its unique structure brings together researchers from across disciplinary and geographic boundaries through its 13 Institutes. As of June 2013, CIHR supports more than 12,600 health researchers and trainees in universities, teaching hospitals and other health organizations and research centres across the country. The agency supports health research through a transparent process that meets the highest international standards of excellence and ethics in four research areas: biomedical; clinical; health systems and services; and the social, cultural and environmental factors that affect the health of populations.

Institutes

CIHR's 13 Institutes share responsibility for achieving CIHR's fundamental objective and have their own distinct strategic plans that are aligned with the overarching directions, mandate and vision of CIHR. Each Institute plays a critical role in supporting CIHR signature and strategic initiatives, as well as horizontal health research initiatives set out by the Government of Canada. The Institutes also promote and build upon Canada's firm foundation of research excellence, engage the research community and encourage interdisciplinary, integrative health research and knowledge translation. Through their Scientific Directors and Institute Advisory Boards and under the oversight and guidance of CIHR's Governing Council, the Institutes work with stakeholders to forge a health research agenda across disciplines, sectors, and regions that embraces scientific opportunity and reflects the emerging health needs of Canadians and the global community, the evolution of the health care system and the information needs of health policy decision makers.

What's new

As the Three-Year Implementation Plan and Progress Report 2013–15 was developed, CIHR was in the process of refreshing its Health Research Roadmap and strategic directions. This shift will be reflected in next year's implementation plan and progress report.

The Three-Year Implementation Plan and Progress Report 2013–15 includes performance information for each of the strategic directions. Some of the data in previous fiscal years have been restated in order to reflect current definitions and revisions to indicators over the time period. Changes are indicated by asterisks.

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Checkmark denotes the action was completed in 2011-12

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Diagonal-lined fill denotes CIHR's extended timeline to complete this action

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1. Invest in World-Class Research

Goal 1: Train, retain and sustain outstanding health researchers

Five-Year Objectives Actions 2010-
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Attract and retain the best health research trainees Conduct a scan of CIHR support for trainees Completed in 2012-13, CIHR conducted a scan of its support for trainees
Design and implement reforms to enhance CIHR support for trainees Continued in 2010-13 and extended to 2013-14, CIHR will design and implement reforms to enhance its support for trainees
Attract and retain the best postdoctoral fellows Implement the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program announced in Budget 2010 Completed in 2010-11, CIHR implemented the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program announced in Budget 2010
Increase funding for postdoctoral fellowships Completed in 2012-13, CIHR increased funding for postdoctoral fellowships
Attract and retain the best early career researchers Design and implement reforms to enhance support for early career researchers Continued in 2010-13 and extended to 2013-14, CIHR will design and implement reforms to enhance support for early career researchers
Break down professional and sectoral barriers in health research and prepare young researchers for various labour markets Harmonize Vanier Scholarships program delivery with NSERC and SSHRC Completed in 2010-11, CIHR harmonized Vanier Scholarships program and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program delivery with NSERC and SSHRC
Design new programs to foster multidisciplinary training Beginning in 2011-12 and continuing in 2013-14, CIHR will design new approaches to foster multidisciplinary training
Five-Year Objectives Performance Measures 2009-
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    The relative drop in the number of trainees and postdoctoral fellows supported by CIHR in 2011–12 was attributable to the termination of temporary funding from the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan (EAP), which had provided for an additional 400 Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) master's scholarships in the 2009 and 2010 competitions. Given that EAP has now ended, the number of trainees and postdoctoral fellows supported is expected to stabilize.
Attract and retain the best health research trainees Number and type of trainees directly supported by CIHR* 3,055 3,049 2,580 2,553 Data available in future
Attract and retain the best postdoctoral fellows Number of postdoctoral fellows directly supported by CIHR 737 736 699 738 Data available in future
Attract and retain the best early career researchers Number of early career researchers directly supported by CIHR* 1,261 1,170 1,032 1,038 Data available in future
2012–13 Highlights of Results Achieved

Goal 2: Select and sustain research excellence

Five-Year Objectives Actions 2010-
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Strengthen peer review Establish a college of reviewers Continued in 2010-13 and extended to 2013-14, CIHR will establish a college of reviewers
Develop and implement a training and evaluation process for peer reviewers Continued in 2010-13 and extended to 2013-14, CIHR will develop and implement a training and evaluation process for peer reviewers
Make enhancements to peer review processes Continued in 2010-13 and extended to 2013-14, CIHR will make enhancements to peer review processes
Improve funding mechanisms to support health research Assess current suite of funding mechanisms and identify best international practices Continued in 2010-11 and completed in 2011-12, CIHR assessed the current suite of funding mechanisms and identified best international practices
Design and implement reforms to research funding mechanisms ensuring an appropriate balance between sustainability and creativity Continued in 2010-13 and ongoing through 2013-14, CIHR will design and implement reforms to research funding mechanisms ensuring an appropriate balance between sustainability and creativity
Five-Year Objectives Performance Measures 2009-
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  1. Additional pilots will be designed over the next three years to test the remote review process, including the following: assessing and demonstrating IT functionality; assessing the new structured review process; evaluating the new rating system; appraising the optimal number of reviewers as well as assessing the human factor within online asynchronous discussions.
  2. Due to the extended timelines related to the strengthening of the peer review objective as well as to improving the funding mechanisms to support health research, training of peer reviewers was delayed until the full implementation of the reforms in 2014–15.

    Includes the number of researchers with a role as nominated principal investigator, principal investigator or co-investigator on a grant.

  3. Please note that these figures are for peer reviewers participating in the fall OOGP competitions. Each day represents a 7.5 hour working day. As well, the question structure of the 2012 iteration of the Peer Reviewer Workload Survey was modified. Furthermore, these figures do not include the time spent travelling to Ottawa for committee meetings nor the time spent in committee meetings. The total time spent on OOGP peer reviewing (including travel and committee time) for the 2011 and 2012 fall competitions were 10 days and 12.3 days, respectively.
  4. These indicators are for Canada and are not specific to CIHR. ARIF (average relative impact factor) and ARC (average of relative citations) Source: Web of Science, compilations Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (2013). Data from 2011–12 and 2012–13 are provisional due to the nature of the data: ARC value for publications is based on the number of citations received by a paper in the three-year period following its publication. ARIF value for publications is based on the relative impact of the journals in which papers are published but it should be noted that the number of papers in 2012 has not been finalized.
Strengthen peer review Number of reviewers that participated in CIHR review processes 2,682 2,750 2,720 3,016 Data available in future
Number of peer reviewers trained n/a n/a n/a n/a1 Data available in future
Estimated number of peer review work days per reviewer n/a n/a 5.9 days 8.6 days2 Data available in future
Improve funding mechanisms to support health research CIHR investment in Open Operating Grant Program $430.5M $444.6M $456.2M $468.7M Data available in future
Number of researchers supported in open research programs3 6,473 6,697 6,915 6,917 Data available in future
Excellence of research supported:
Canada ARIF/ARC4 1.20/1.36 1.22/1.42 1.24/1.424 1.23/1.394 Data available in future
2012–13 Highlights of Results Achieved

Goal 3: Promote interdisciplinary and international innovation

Five-Year Objectives Actions 2010-
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  1. Completed before the original target date.
Attract and retain the best international scholars and experts to Canada Review and reform funding programs to attract and retain international researchers Continued in 2010-13 and ongoing through 2013-14, CIHR will review and reform funding programs to attract and retain international researchers
Increase number of international partners investing with CIHR Develop and implement a new CIHR international strategy Completed in 2011-12, CIHR developed and implemented a new international strategy
Foster key international partnerships Continued in 2010-13 and ongoing through 2013-14, CIHR will foster key international partnerships
Lead the development of international health research consortia Continued in 2010-13 and ongoing through 2013-14, CIHR will lead the development of international health research consortia
Facilitate health research capacity building in low- and middle-income countries Develop and implement a global health research strategy5 Completed in 2012-13, CIHR developed and implemented a global health research strategy
Five-Year Objectives Performance Measures 2009-
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  1. Count only includes international researchers recruited by the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program, Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program and Canada Research Chairs program.
  2. The relative drop in the number of international researchers recruited to Canada in 2011–12 was attributable to the termination of temporary funding from the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan (EAP), which included CGS master's scholarships in the 2009 and 2010 competitions and an additional 200 doctoral scholarships in 2009 over the following three years.
  3. The drop in leveraged partner contributions through international agreements this year is largely attributable to CIHR partners' existing contributions coming to an end (e.g. $15M from the Structural Genomics Consortium).
Attract and retain the best international scholars and experts to Canada Number of international researchers recruited to Canada as part of CIHR programs6, 7 31 32 22 20 Data available in future
Increase number of international partners investing with CIHR Number of active international partnership agreements 43 49 50 45 Data available in future
CIHR investment in international programs linked to agreements $17.1M $22.4M $27.2M $25.7M Data available in future
Leveraged partner contributions through international agreements8 $50.4M $57.7M $32.9M $31.1M Data available in future
Facilitate health research capacity building in low- and middle-income countries CIHR investments in building research capacity in low-and middle-income countries $25.6M $28.8M $26.9M $28.7M Data available in future
2012–13 Highlights of Results Achieved

2. Address Health and Health System Research Priorities

Goal 1: Improve focus, coherence and impact from CIHR's strategic investments

Five-Year Objectives Actions 2010-
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Establish a comprehensive process for selecting strategic priorities Develop and implement a new strategic investment planning process Completed in 2010-11, CIHR developed and implemented a new strategic investment planning process
Develop and implement a program design framework Completed in 2011-12, CIHR developed and implemented a program design framework
Identify and launch strategic initiatives with clear and measurable objectives that are aligned to strategic priorities and designed to achieve the desired impact Identify and launch strategic initiatives Continued in 2010-13 and ongoing through 2013-14, CIHR will identify and launch strategic initiatives
Monitor and evaluate strategic initiatives Begun in 2010-11 and ongoing through 2013-14, CIHR will monitor and evaluate strategic initiatives
Five-Year Objectives Performance Measures 2009-
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  1. Institutes have been encouraged by CIHR's Governing Council to reduce the number of individual strategic competitions and to pool their resources into larger collaborative initiatives.
Identify and launch strategic initiatives with clear and measurable objectives that are aligned to strategic priorities and designed to achieve the desired impact CIHR investment in strategic initiative research $268.1M $287.9M $287.6M $248.3M Data available in future
Number of strategic requests for applications launched9 117 89 63 55 Data available in future
Total number of new Roadmap signature initiatives that have launched funding opportunities 1 4 1 2 Data available in future
2012–13 Highlights of Results Achieved

Goal 2: Build strategies and initiatives that address health and health system priorities

Five-Year Objectives Actions 2010-
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CIHR will focus its activities on the following five broad priorities:
  • Enhance patient-oriented care and improve clinical results
  • Support a high-quality, accessible and sustainable health care system
  • Reduce health inequities of Aboriginal peoples and other vulnerable populations
  • Prepare for and respond to existing and emerging threats to health
  • Promote health and reduce the burden of chronic disease and mental illness
In collaboration with partners, researchers and other key stakeholders, develop strategies to address specific priorities that identify key gaps and opportunities and propose solutions Continued in 2010-13 and ongoing through 2013-14, CIHR will, in collaboration with partners, researchers and other key stakeholders, develop strategies to address specific priorities that identify key gaps and opportunities and propose solutions
Launch strategic initiatives to advance knowledge, build capacity and translate knowledge for the benefit of Canadians Continued in 2010-13 and ongoing through 2013-14, CIHR will launch strategic initiatives to advance knowledge, build capacity and translate knowledge for the benefit of Canadians
Use CIHR's convening power to engage decision makers and experts on issues of concern to health researchers, institutions, health providers, public policy makers and citizens Continued in 2010-13 and ongoing through 2013-14, CIHR will use its convening power to engage decision makers and experts on issues of concern to health researchers, institutions, health providers, public policy makers and citizens
2012–13 Highlights of Results Achieved
Enhance patient-oriented care and improve clinical results
Support a high-quality, accessible and sustainable health care system
Reduce health inequities of Aboriginal peoples and other vulnerable populations
Prepare for and respond to existing and emerging threats to health
Promote health and reduce the burden of chronic disease and mental illness

3. Accelerate the Capture of Health and Economic Benefits of Health Research

Goal 1: Reap the socioeconomic benefits from research through KT and partnerships

Five-Year Objectives Actions 2010-
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Facilitate and strengthen partnerships between researchers and knowledge users and between CIHR and a variety of organizations to achieve impact Assess the current suite of integrated knowledge translation funding mechanisms to identify best practices and design and implement improvements as appropriate Completed in 2012-13, CIHR assessed the current suite of integrated knowledge translation funding mechanisms to identify best practices, and design and implement improvements as appropriate
Implement improved partnership practices Continued in 2010-13 and ongoing through 2013-14, CIHR will implement improved partnership practices
Support evidence-informed policy making to improve health and the health system at the provincial, territorial and federal levels Implement and deliver programs to support evidence-informed policy making and increase policy makers' access to high-quality evidence Continued in 2010-13 and extended to 2013-14, CIHR will implement and deliver programs to support evidence-informed policy making and increase policy makers access to high-quality evidence
Facilitate innovation and commercialization by creating incentives for health researcher and private sector partners to work together to translate health research findings into improved health products, technologies and tools for Canadians Assess current funding mechanisms and design and implement improvements, as appropriate, to reflect the changing commercialization environment Continued in 2010-13 and extended to 2013-14, CIHR will assess current funding mechanisms and design and implement improvements, as appropriate, to reflect the changing commercialization environment
Increase citizen engagement and public outreach initiatives Develop and implement tools and resources to increase external participation and uptake in citizen engagement activities Continued in 2010-13 and extended to 2013-14, CIHR will develop and implement tools and resources to increase external participation and uptake in citizen engagement activities
Develop and implement communication and engagement strategies to elevate CIHR's profile nationally and internationally Completed in 2010-11, CIHR developed and implemented communication and engagement strategies to elevate its profile nationally and internationally
Five-Year Objectives Performance Measures 2009-
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Facilitate and strengthen partnerships between researchers and knowledge users and between CIHR and a variety of organizations to achieve impact Number of partnership agreements 277 283 299 273 Data available in future
Leveraged partner contributions $74.6M $78.9M $89,7M $93.1M Data available in future
Facilitate innovation and commercialization by creating incentives for health researcher and private sector partners to work together to translate health research findings into improved health products, technologies and tools for Canadians CIHR investments in commercialization programs $21.9M $22.6M $24.9M $21.9M Data available in future
Increase citizen engagement and public outreach initiatives Number of media citations (in both official languages) 5,084 5,650 8,011 7,741 Data available in future
Number of visitors to the CIHR website 1.0M 1.0M 0.7M 0.7M Data available in future
2012–13 Highlights of Results Achieved
Partnerships
Evidence-informed policy making
Commercialization
Citizen engagement and public outreach

Goal 2: Enhance the application of research and its evaluation

Five-Year Objectives Actions 2010-
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    Developed new KT Guide. Not implemented due to lack of funding for new tools in 2013–14.
Advance the application of research and its evaluation Develop and implement knowledge translation (KT) innovations to move knowledge into action Completed in 2012-13, CIHR developed and implemented knowledge translation (KT) innovations to move knowledge into action
Build capacity of both researchers and knowledge users to engage in KT Promote and support effective dissemination and exchange of research findings from CIHR investments with relevant knowledge users Continued in 2010-13 and ongoing through 2013-14, CIHR will promote and support effective dissemination and exchange of research findings from its investments with relevant knowledge users
Develop and implement guides and tools to support end-of-grant KT and integrated KT for applicants and reviewers** Completed in 2011-12, CIHR developed and implemented guides and tools to support end-of-grant KT and integrated KT for applicants and reviewers
Increase the number of researchers advancing the science of KT Launch funding mechanisms that support KT science and build KT capacity Completed in 2012-13, CIHR launched funding mechanisms that support KT science and build KT capacity
Five-Year Objectives Performance Measures 2009-
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Advance the application of research and its evaluation CIHR expenditures in KT programs $21.9M $32.2M $29.7M $32M Data available in future
Build capacity of both researchers and knowledge users to engage in KT Number of CIHR-funded researchers and trainees involved in KT research 1,581 2,113 1,706 2,141 Data available in future
Increase the number of researchers advancing the science of KT Number of KT grants awarded 450 653 636 571 Data available in future
2012–13 Highlights of Results Achieved
Advanced application and evaluation of research
Built KT capacity
Increased number of researchers advancing KT science

4. Achieve Organizational Excellence, Foster Ethics and Demonstrate Impact

Goal 1: Advance organizational excellence and ensure transparency and accountability

Five-Year Objectives Actions 2010-
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Develop state-of-the-art human resources management practices across the organization Implement human resources strategy and action plans Continued in 2010-13 and ongoing through 2013-14, CIHR has developed human resources strategy and action plans
Apply technology-based solutions across the organization Develop and implement a three-year information-technology plan Continued in 2010-13 and ongoing through 2013-14, CIHR will develop and implement a three-year information technology plan
Design and implement an architecture framework (technology, information, business process) aimed at aligning services Continued in 2010-13 and extended to 2013-14, CIHR will design and implement an architecture framework (technology, information, business process) aimed at aligning services
Develop and implement a health researcher database Continued in 2010-13 and extended to 2013-14, CIHR will develop and implement a health researcher database
Five-Year Objectives Performance Measures 2009-
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Develop state-of the art human resources management practices across the organization Time to process individual performance awards (days) 21 25 20 28 Data available in future
Average number of paid sick days per employee 8.56 7.48 8.24 8.05 Data available in future
Average number of training days per employee 3.31 3.48 3.32 3.45 Data available in future
Average number of months to staff a critical position vacancy n/a 2.56 3.7 2.7 Data available in future
Apply technology-based solutions across the organization Number of CIHR employees on new electronic records and document management system: target = 100% by March 2015. 0% 0% 11.6% 20.6% Data available in future
Availability of CIHR internal systems: target = 99.5% 99.86% 99.97% 99.89% 99.88% Data available in future
IT spending as a % of CIHR operational costs 11.6% 11.5% 13.1% 17.6% Data available in future
% of requests to Help Desk from external clients that are closed within defined service levels n/a n/a 99.3% 97.8% Data available in future
2012–13 Highlights of Results Achieved

Goal 2: Evaluate the overall success of CIHR

Five-Year Objectives Actions 2010-
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Ensure relevancy and effectiveness of CIHR's programs Implement a CIHR five-year rolling evaluation plan Continued in 2010-13 and to be completed in 2013-14, CIHR will implement a five-year rolling evaluation plan
Complete CIHR's second international review Completed in 2011-12, CIHR completed its second International Review
Develop and implement strategies responding to recommendations made in CIHR's second International Review Report Continued in 2011-13 and to be completed in 2013-14, CIHR will develop and implement strategies responding to recommendations made in CIHR’s second International Review Report
Five-Year Objectives Performance Measures 2009-
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Ensure relevancy and effectiveness of CIHR's programs Number of evaluations completed 5 1 1 6 Data available in future
Number of responses and action plan to address the 16 recommendation of the International Review Panel Actions addressed n/a 2 9 Data available in future
2012–13 Highlights of Results Achieved

Goal 3: Foster a culture of ethical research by promoting and assisting the discussion and application of ethical principles to health research

Five-Year Objectives Actions 2010-
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Be nationally respected and internationally acknowledged for CIHR's role in the creation of health ethics knowledge and in its continuous translation into the highest standards of ethics and integrity in health research, policy and practice Develop and implement a health research ethics strategy Continued in 2010-13 and to be completed in 2013-14, CIHR will develop and implement a health research ethics strategy
Enhance funding mechanisms to support the creation and foster the use of knowledge in health ethics Continued in 2010-13 and extended to 2013-14, CIHR will enhance funding mechanisms to support the creation and foster the use of knowledge in health ethics
Develop and implement policies and guidelines to promote the ethical conduct of Canadian health researchers and institutions supported by CIHR Continued in 2010-13 and ongoing through 2013-14, CIHR will develop and implement policies and guidelines to promote the ethical conduct of Canadian health researchers and institutions supported by CIHR
Five-Year Objectives Performance Measures 2009-
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Be nationally respected and internationally acknowledged for CIHR's role in the creation of health ethics knowledge and in its continuous translation into the highest standards of ethics and integrity in health research, policy and practice Number of CIHR-funded researchers and trainees involved in ethics research 388 473 486 549 Data available in future
CIHR expenditures in ethics research $11.1M $11.3M $11.1M $11.9M Data available in future
2012–13 Highlights of Results Achieved

Goal 4: Assess progress and impact by demonstrating the impacts of CIHR investments

Five-Year Objectives Actions 2010-
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Build a conceptual and technical infrastructure to track and demonstrate the impacts of health research and CIHR investments Implement changes to request for applications process to ensure clear objectives and performance measures are established Continued in 2010-13 and extended to 2013-14, CIHR will implement changes to requests for applications process to ensure clear objectives and performance measures are established
Develop and implement corporate-wide research classification system Continued in 2010-13 and to be completed in 2013-14, CIHR will develop and implement a corporate-wide research classification system
Implement the CIHR Impact Assessment Framework through the completion of specific studies Completed in 2011-12, CIHR implemented its Impact Assessment Framework through the completion of specific studies
Implement the Research Reporting System Completed in 2011-12, CIHR implemented the Research Reporting System
Five-Year Objectives Performance Measures 2009-
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Build conceptual and technical infrastructure to track and demonstrate the impacts of health research and CIHR investments Number of Research Reporting System end-of-grant reports received n/a n/a 223 1,272 Data available in future
2012–13 Highlights of Results Achieved
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