What's New

The November edition of the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) newsletter is now available, featuring a message from Krista Connell, NSHRF CEO, about generating new knowledge in the Nova Scotia health research enterprise. To read the newsletter, click here.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has recently published the funding opportunities for the 2014 Foundation Scheme "live pilot" and the 2014-2015 Transitional Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP).  

These funding opportunities are supported by a set of Questions and Answers as well as application requirements for the 2014 Foundation Scheme “live pilot” competition which can be found through the funding opportunities and on the CIHR Reforms website. Please note however that the actual Foundation Scheme application will not be available on ResearchNet until June 2014. The application requirements and processes for the Transitional OOGP remain the same as in the existing OOGP.  

Questions regarding the two funding opportunities can be directed to the CIHR Reforms team at: Roadmap-Plan.Strategique@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.  

Although men fare better than women on economic measures such as earnings and employment progression, men face poorer outcomes in health and well-being across a range of key indicators. Although research on health challenges affecting boys and men has seen some increase in recent years, the remaining gap in research capacity is a significant barrier to advancing evidence-based programs, interventions and policies that support improvements in boys’ and men’s health.  
With a total investment of $9,000 000 over 5 years, the Team Grant program will generate new knowledge, build research capacity, and foster the ethical translation of knowledge in five key research areas specific to boys’ and men’s health, including aging and seniors, Aboriginal health, HIV prevention and care, family violence, and healthy lifestyles and health promotion.
For complete application details, please visit the CIHR Funding Opportunity Database.  
An information webinar will be held on December 4, 2013 from 13h00-14h00 EST for individuals interested in learning more about this funding opportunity. To register for this webinar click here
The SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations is a network of networks that builds on provincial/territorial/federal networks and national assets in community-based primary health care. 
The objectives of the Network Development Funding Competition include: 
  • Support the creation and further development of formal member networks in provincial, territorial and federal jurisdictions (a jurisdiction can be provincial, territorial, federal or a combination of more than one province and/or territory) that meet the membership requirements of the SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations; and
  • Support member networks to meet the requirements for integration into the SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations.
For full competition details and deadlines: 

Brain Canada is pleased to announce its call for applications for the Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) Competition. The purpose of these MIRI grants is to accelerate novel and transformative research that will fundamentally change our understanding of nervous system function and dysfunction and their impact on health.

For full competition details and timelines, click here

The Canadian Institues of Health Research (CIHR) is conducting a survey of Canadian researchers regarding communication by CIHR and its institutes.

The survey should take between 10-15 minutes to complete. The deadline to respond is November 29, 2013.

To participate in the survey, please go to the following website: https://ipsospasurveys.com/s/CIHR-IRSC/

If you know of someone who did not receive an invitation from CIHR but would like to participate, please forward them the following link: http://ipsospasurveys.com/s/CIHR-IRSC/

If you have any technical questions or issues with answering this survey, you may contact:

Will Daley  
(613) 688-8979

Ruth Davy  
(613) 688-8981

For any other questions regarding the survey, please feel free to contact Karen Spierkel, Director, Communications and Public Outreach by phone at (613) 954-1812 or at karen.spierkel@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

The Centre for Pediatric Pain Research has recently released its YouTube video “It Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Strategies for Helping Children with Shots and Needles.” This video aims to inform parents about dealing with procedures, such as immunizations, and the pain associated with them. To watch this video, click here

Located at the IWK Health Centre, The Centre for Pediatric Pain Research was established in 1989 as “The Pain Research Lab.” Since its inception, The Centre for Pediatric Pain Research has grown to become an international leader in children’s pain research. To learn more, click here

The NSHRF is a proud supporter of the Centre and has been a funder of its research initiatives. 

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Café Scientifique presents “We Are Family – The importance of parents, peers and partners in pain relief.” This event will be a great opportunity for the general public to increase their knowledge through presentations from health researchers profiling acute and chronic pain management across the lifespan. As well, an interesting patient perspective will be presented.

Monday, November 4th, 6:30 p.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5986 Spring Garden Road, Halifax
RSVP: Justine.dol@iwk.nshealth.ca

For more information, click here.