Message from the Canadian Common CV (CCV) Board of Directors

February 06, 2020

CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC received the CCV Open Letter [ PDF (837 KB) - external link ] on December 2, 2019. After considerable discussion internally, the agencies, in collaboration with the CCV Board of Directors, posted a response.

On January 14, 2020, the lead authors sent a follow-up letter. The agencies and CCV Board of Directors have responded below.

Dear Drs. Holly Witteman, Patrick Archambault, Kristin Connor, Colleen Derkatch, Michael Hendricks, Michael Hoffman, Timothée Poisot, and Andrew Pruszynski:

Thank you for reaching out to continue this dialogue. Several of your suggestions for partial measures are well aligned with our current thinking for the CCV and the agencies’ plan for a new grants management system. As relevant work develops, we will ensure the research community is kept apprised.

In terms of the tri-agency grants management solution (TGMS), user-centric design is a core principle in our work. We would like to thank those of you who have already volunteered your time to participate in the TGMS consultations to date. Looking ahead, the TGMS team has begun travelling to 15 Canadian institutions to validate the current journey maps and engage users to co-design the future experience. As new information becomes available about the initiative, it will be posted on the TGMS website and interested stakeholders are encouraged to contact the TGMS team to get more information about upcoming events and opportunities to get involved.

Thank you again for your engagement on this initiative.

Respectfully yours,

Adrian Mota, on behalf of the CCV Board of Directors
Associate Vice-President, Research Programs – Operations
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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