Pandemic Preparedness Strategic Research Initiative (PPSRI) Collaborations

Through collaborations, CIHR-III is bringing research communities and stakeholders together to create innovative approaches to addressing important research questions in influenza and pandemic preparedness and to accelerate the application of new knowledge for the benefit of Canadians.

Partners and Collaborators:

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (now Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions)
Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions supports top-quality, internationally competitive health research. Their research seeks to further the understanding of health and disease, and to produce results that will make a difference to the health, economy and societal wellbeing of Albertans and people around the world.

Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) Health Research Foundation
Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) Health Research Foundation 2006 is a private not-for-profit corporation supported by members of Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D). Through the funding of a program of thematic research grants and other scientific activities broadly related to pharmacotherapy, the Foundation provides support at Canadian universities and research institutes to address health research themes that have potential for general applicability and would not more appropriately be funded by individual pharmaceutical companies, and to develop the skills and experience of researchers in relevant fields, disciplines or specialties.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
The CFIA is Canada's largest science-based regulatory agency. It relies on science as the basis for designing and delivering its programs and as an essential component of its regulatory decision making. Science is an important tool for dealing with emerging issues such as the development of biotechnology-derived products and issues related to avian influenza and BSE. The specific activities for which the CFIA needs and uses science to support its daily work include laboratory science, risk assessment, surveillance, and research and technology development.

CIHR Ethics Office
As Canada's major health research funding agency, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is committed to promoting health research that meets the highest standards of excellence and ethics. CIHR encourages interdisciplinary, innovative and integrative research on ethical issues pertaining to health, and also fosters the discussion of ethical issues to strengthen the culture of research ethics and integrity in Canada.

CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health (IAPH)
IAPH supports research to address the special health needs of Canada's Aboriginal people. The Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health (IAPH) was established in June 2000, along with the twelve other Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Its role is to lead a national advanced research agenda in the area of aboriginal health and promote innovative research that will serve to improve the health of aboriginal people in Canada.

CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)
IHSPR is dedicated to supporting innovative research, capacity-building and knowledge translation initiatives designed to improve the way health care services are organized, regulated, managed, financed, paid for, used and delivered, in the interest of improving the health and quality of life of all Canadians.

CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH)
The Canadian Institutes of Public Health (CIHR) Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) supports research into the complex interactions (biological, social, cultural, environmental) which determine the health of individuals, communities, and global populations; and into the application of that knowledge to improve the health of both populations and individuals.

CIHR Knowledge Synthesis and Exchange (KSE)
The KSE Branch mandate is to advance CIHR's KT mandate by promoting and supporting excellence in KT practice and research, knowledge synthesis and exchange, as well as by building capacity in these areas.

CIHR/Rx&D Collaborative Research Program
The CIHR/Rx&D Collaborative Research Program enables scientists, clinicians and members of the full spectrum of health professions, and Rx&D members to optimize access to health research, with particular interests in clinical research, intended to ultimately impact on health.

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC)
The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) was founded in the early 1980's, following the recommendation by 89 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to establish a national natural science fund for further promoting the reform of the science and technology system in China. NSFC has gradually established its funding system focusing on the three categories of: research promotion, talent fostering and infrastructure development for basic research.

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
The creation of the Public Health Agency of Canada in September 2004 marked the beginning of a new approach to federal leadership and collaboration with provinces and territories on efforts to renew the public health system in Canada and support a sustainable health-care system. The mission of PHAC is to promote and protect the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health.

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