Equity and Diversity Questionnaire for applicants

CIHR is committed to ensuring that its programs and peer review processes result in the fair and impartial treatment of all participants. To this end, CIHR launched its Equity Strategy in 2017. The strategy was designed to focus on five key areas, but with the intention of including additional equity dimensions when we could do so in a systematic way.

The Equity and Diversity Questionnaire gives us the opportunity to collect data on important equity dimensions using a simple user-friendly form. CIHR did not previously collect such data from applicants, which limited our ability to monitor the equity performance of our programs. We are confident that the data collected through the new questionnaire will allow us to support funding equity more effectively.

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