CIHR at a

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,700 health researchers and trainees across Canada.


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50,000 Canadians join Canada’s largest ever study on aging

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What is Pathways?: Improving Health for Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

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CIHR and SSHRC announce a joint initiative: Healthy and Productive Work

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Minister Ambrose Celebrates Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week in Canada

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Health research in action


how health research
improves lives


Institutes Modernization

Responding to Canada's evolving research landscape.

Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research

Ensuring that the right patient receives the right clinical intervention at the right time.

Reforms of open programs and peer review

CIHR is working together with the research community to redesign the Open Suite of Programs and peer review process.