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OneStart 2015, presented by Oxbridge Biotech, is the world’s largest life sciences and health care business plan accelerator program - welcoming ideas from across the spectrum: therapeutics, diagnostics, software, devices, research tools and more. OneStart welcomes ideas and businesses at all stages of development, from the very early to more mature. This program provides extensive mentoring and support to 70 teams each year (not just the winner). As a result, each year multiple entrants secure follow-on funding.

On October 23, 2014, the Government of Nova Scotia e-mail will change to the following format:

firstname.lastname@novascotia.ca (mailto:firstname.lastname@novascotia.ca

Evidence informed decision-making is a key component of all aspects of the public domain; however, a practical method for generating evidence to inform decisions is not always readily available. The NSHRF presents a four-stage approach to generating evidence, which involves: establishing a work plan and gathering background information; collecting data; synthesizing and summarizing data; and evaluation of the process and its implementation.

The NSHRF is pleased to announce that our 2013-14 Annual Report: Informing Nova Scotians is now available. In this report, we illustrate how the NSHRF and the health researchers we support are addressing areas that will improve the health of Nova Scotians. We do this by working with our stakeholders, including provincial government, health authorities and health researchers on a number of initiatives and funding opportunities. To learn more, click here

The Knowing About Research (KARes) Scholar Award is a one-time only award offered by the NSHRF in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Foundation. The KARes Scholar Award is being offered to a grade 12 student in each of the nine school boards (as listed by the Nova Scotia Department of Education) who will be attending a university or community college in Nova Scotia in 2015-16. To learn more about the KARes Scholar Award, click here