Institutes Advisory Boards Selection Criteria

Institutes Advisory Boards are made up of individuals from Canada and abroad, reflecting the greatest possible diversity and the highest standards of excellence across the following dimensions:

  • Research expertise – across the disciplinary scope of strategic directions and research priorities of the CIHR's strategic plan, ethics, knowledge translation and Indigenous health issues and across the full range of biomedical, clinical research and research respecting health systems, health services, the health of populations, societal and cultural dimensions of health, environmental influences on health;
  • Community sectors – voluntary health organizations, Indigenous, federal/provincial/territorial/ municipal government, business/industry, health care practitioners/professionals, patient and public groups, caregivers, families and communities, policy makers;
  • Additional experience/expertise – creativity and breadth in health research; knowledge of the health care sector, health care usage and of health research issues; experience with the development of health and health-related policy; experience with strategic health planning, health law, training/education, communications; international and global health experience;
  • Demographics – provincial/regional/international representation, sex, linguistic preference, career stage and institutional research base.
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