Register with CIHR

To apply for funding opportunities at CIHR, you need:

  • A ResearchNet Account
  • A CIHR PIN
  • A CCV Account

Get a ResearchNet Account

  • You must have a ResearchNet account to apply for CIHR funding opportunities.
  • You should have only one ResearchNet account.
  • To register for an account, go to ResearchNet and select "Register" from the Sign-in box on the right hand side of the page, as shown in the screen shot below. Fill in and submit the on-line form that appears on your screen.
  • Once you have submitted this form, your account is created immediately.

Get a CIHR PIN

  • A CIHR PIN is required to apply for CIHR funding opportunities.
  • Once you have a ResearchNet account, you must either:
    • Register for a CIHR PIN if you do not already have one;

      or

    • Validate the five- or six-digit CIHR PIN you already have, from before you created your ResearchNet account.

To register for a CIHR PIN:

  • Log into your ResearchNet Account;
  • Select your name from the top right hand side of the screen;
  • Select "Register for a CIHR PIN" from the drop-down menu; and
  • Complete and submit the on-line form that appears on the screen.
  • You should receive a confirmation e-mail with your CIHR PIN within 24 hours of submitting your form. If it has been longer than 24 hours since you submitted your form and you still have not received a confirmation e-mail with your CIHR PIN, please call 1-888-603-4178 or e-mail support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.
  • Note that when you register for a PIN this way, your PIN has already been validated. There are no additional steps you need to take.

To validate an existing CIHR PIN you already have, from before you created your ResearchNet account:

  • Log into your ResearchNet Account (see instructions above if you do not already have an account);
  • Select your name from the top right hand side of the screen;
  • Select "Validate a CIHR PIN" from the drop-down menu; and
  • Complete and submit the on-line form that appears on the screen.
  • Your CIHR PIN has now been validated and is now associated with your ResearchNet account.

Find your CIHR PIN at any time:

  • You can find your CIHR PIN any time by logging into your ResearchNet Account, selecting your name from the top right of your screen, and selecting Account Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.

Troubleshooting:

  • If you already have a valid CIHR PIN, the drop-down menu from your name at the top right of the screen when you first log in to ResearchNet will only show one choice: Account Settings.
    • If you do not see the options to either Register for a CIHR PIN or Validate a CIHR PIN, that means you already have a valid CIHR PIN.
    • Click on the Account Settings option from the drop-down menu under your name to see your valid CIHR PIN.

Get a Canadian Common CV (CCV) Account

  • For most CIHR funding opportunities, each participant on the application must have a Canadian Common CV (CCV) account. Please refer to the funding opportunity’s application instructions for details on its CCV requirements.
  • You should have only one CCV account.
  • To register for an account, go to the Canadian Common CV. Read the notice pertaining to accounts that have not been accessed since 2012. Now you can either:
    • Log in (top right of the screen) using your old username and password, change your password, change your reminder questions and answers, and verify and update all of your CV data as needed;

      or

    • Click on the Login button in the top right of the screen even if you do not yet have an account, then click on Register at the bottom of the login form (see screenshots below). Fill in and submit the on-line form that appears on your screen. Use the Next and Submit buttons at the top right of the screen to navigate through the form and to submit.

      • Note that the password you choose must include an upper case letter, a lower case letter, a number, one of the following special characters: ! @ # $ % ^ & +=_ { } -, and must be a minimum of six characters in length and a maximum of ten.
    • You must read and agree to the Privacy Notice Statement that appears immediately after you have submitted your form to be able to use your account. Use the "I agree" button at the top right of the screen to submit your consent.

Validate your CIHR PIN in your CCV account

In order to be able to submit any completed CIHR CV template, your CIHR PIN needs to be validated in your CCV account. To do so:

  • Log into your CCV account;
  • Select the "PIN/Systems Account" button from the black, horizontal menu bar on top of the page.

If your PIN appears:

  • Click on the pencil to the left of the PIN, then click on "Validate".
  • Your PIN is now valid.

If you do not see a PIN:

  • If there is no PIN in the tab, you will need to "add" your PIN.
  • Select "CIHR" as the agency, and then add your CIHR PIN number in the field named "PIN".
  • Click on "Validate".
  • You have now added and validated your PIN.

For additional information on working with the CCV, including Frequently Asked Questions for CIHR Applicants, assistance with record selection and instructions on creating CV versions, please consult the references on CIHR’s Canadian Common CV (CCV) web page.

Get Help

Contact CIHR Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET and until 8 p.m. ET on deadline days.

support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
1-888-603-4178
613-954-1968

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