Grants - ResearchNet "Registration" Phase Instructions

How to Register

To make sure you have access and permissions to the research application tools you'll need to apply with, refer to Before you begin.

To understand the general registration process for Grants programs, refer to General Registration Process.

To get ResearchNet-specific information on a task-by-task basis, refer to Task Tips.

Before you begin

Make sure you have the following:

You should only have one ResearchNet account. If you have already accessed ResearchNet, do not register for a new account.

General Registration Process

  1. In ResearchNet, complete all tasks listed for your funding opportunity following the on-screen instructions in one of the official languages.
  2. Review the funding opportunity section entitled "Additional Information required for this Funding Opportunity", and provide the additional information requested.
  3. Preview all components of your registration in ResearchNet using the "Preview Registration Materials" task to ensure that all tasks are complete.
  4. Submit the completed electronic registration to CIHR through ResearchNet by completing the "Consent and Submit Application" task on ResearchNet.
    Note 1: CIHR cannot legally accept your registration until you complete this task.
    Note 2: You do not need to send a paper copy or signature pages for the registration to CIHR.
  5. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your ResearchNet account, or if you have any questions or difficulties in completing the CIHR specific content on ResearchNet, contact us 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

Task Tips

These Task Tips are not a comprehensive list of information required to ensure completeness.

Task 1: Identify Participants

This task collects information on all participants involved in your research application. Consult the Individual Eligibility Requirements on the CIHR website for more information. The name of the Nominated Principal Applicant must remain unchanged between registration and application.

New: Applicants will enter their Common CV Confirmation number in this task. This replaces the former requirement to upload a CCV .pdf file.

CIHR applicants must choose the Registration CV template. To produce a Registration CV template:

  1. Log in to the Common CV system: go to the CV menu and select Funding.
  2. In the Funding Source field, select CIHR from the dropdown and click next. Select the appropriate CV type and click next.
  3. Enter data and click on "Done." Validation is automatically performed and errors are displayed, if any. The validation rules follow the requirements set specifically by CIHR.
  4. Review the CV data online and via a preview of the PDF.
  5. When satisfied, record the confirmation number that is displayed with the status message and at the top of the CV PDF.
  6. Return to ResearchNet and enter this confirmation number under the Identify Participants Task. If you wish to make changes to your Common CV for a certain application, you must repeat the steps above and use the new confirmation number.

Note 1: During peak periods, there can be a delay between the time that you submit the CV and when ResearchNet is able to validate it. It is highly recommended that you submit your CV well in advance of the competition deadline.

Note 2: A Registration CV is required for all participants, with the exception of collaborators.

Task 2: Enter Proposal Information

This task collects information related to your research project.

Project Title: Provide a title for your research project. Project titles must remain unchanged between registration and application.

Lay Title: Provide a title for your project that is in a language clear to members of the general public. Lay titles are used by CIHR to inform the public and Parliament about the valuable research supported through public funds.

Lay Abstract: Describe your project in a language that is clear to members of the general public. Be sure to thoroughly explain the intent and importance of your proposed research, for example, how this work can improve personal health, the health of populations and/or the health delivery systems. This information is used by CIHR to inform the public and Parliament about the valuable research supported through public funds.

Institution Paid: Institution that will administer the funds for your project. Consult the Institutional Eligibility Requirements on the CIHR website for more information.

Certification Requirements: If you are awarded a grant, the necessary certification requirements must be met in accordance with policies on ethical conduct of research. Relevant policies:

Note: Not all funding opportunities include or allow trials. The Clinical Trial and Randomized Controlled Trial questions below may or may not appear on your application - consult the funding opportunity for information regarding these questions. For further information on the trials policy, refer to the TCPS 2-2nd edition of Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.

Is this a clinical trial?
Indicate if this application includes a clinical trial. For more information regarding clinical trials, please refer to the policy on trials.

Does this Application Contain a Randomized Controlled Trial?
Indicate if this application includes a randomized controlled trial. Refer to the funding opportunity on specific requirements for randomized controlled trials for the program to which you are applying.

In order to carry out the proposed research in this application, is an exemption from Health Canada under Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act required? (Trainees are exempt and should answer No)
Indicate if your proposed research is such that an exemption from Health Canada under Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) will be required. Consult the Department of Justice website for details regarding Section 56 of the CDSA and the Health Canada website for details regarding obtaining an exemption under Section 56 of the CDSA.

Does this application propose research involving Aboriginal people?
Indicate if your application proposes research involving Aboriginal people. This information will be used for statistical purposes only. Any questions or comments may be sent to the Aboriginal Ethics Guidelines mailbox at aeg-lda@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

Are sex (biological) considerations taken into account in this study?
Indicate if sex (biological) considerations are taken into account in this study. For a guide to sex and gender based analysis, please consult the CIHR website.

Are gender (socio-cultural) considerations taken into account in this study?
Indicate if gender (socio-cultural) considerations are taken into account in this study. For a guide to sex and gender based analysis, please consult the CIHR website.

If yes, please describe how sex and/or gender considerations will be considered in your research design (limit of 2000 characters).

If no, please explain why sex and/or gender are not applicable in your research design (limit of 2000 characters).

Project Descriptors: Provide keywords to describe your research project, the techniques and the methodologies it will employ, and the areas of interest.

Areas of Research: Select the areas of research that best describe your proposal from the list provided.

Classification: Select the classifications that best describe your proposal from the list provided.

Themes: Select a primary theme classification. Indicate additional theme classifications only if the substance of the grant application significantly overlaps more than one theme. Consult the definition of the four CIHR Themes on the CIHR website for more information.

Suggested Institutes: Select a primary CIHR Institute whose research mandate is related to this application's research area(s) and objective(s). Additional Institutes should only be selected if the substance of this grant application significantly overlaps with the research mandate of more than one Institute.

Attachments: All attachments must adhere to the guidelines for attachments on the Acceptable Application Formats and Attachments.

Task 3: Summary of Research Proposal

Summarize your research proposal. Please note that your summary should not exceed one page.

Task 4: Peer Review Administration

This task collects information used for the purpose of peer review administration.

Suggested Committees: Suggest up to two peer review committees that you feel could review your application. Suggested committees must remain unchanged between registration and application. Only one committee will be selected. CIHR reserves the right to select the committee that it feels is the most appropriate. The final committee selected will not necessarily be your first or second choice.

Suggested External Reviewers: Suggest Canadian and/or foreign reviewers that you feel have the expertise to review your application. CIHR reserves the right to make the final selection of external reviewers. You should not suggest reviewers in conflict of interest.

Reviewers to Exclude: Provide the names of individuals that you feel cannot provide an objective review of your application.

Future Committee Member Nominations: Nominate individuals that you feel would be an attribute to a particular peer review committee.

Task 5: Apply to Priority Announcements / Funding Pools (if applicable)

Priority Announcements/Funding Pools: Priority Announcements/Funding Pools on CIHR's core competitions offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific CIHR research priority areas or mandates.

Priority Announcements/Funding Pools are listed on the CIHR website in together with CIHR's other current funding opportunities. For requirements on individual Priority Announcements/Funding Pools, verify the "How To Apply" section of each Priority Announcement/Funding Pool on the Current Funding Opportunities page.

Identify Priority Announcements/Funding Pools and Relevant Research Area: To apply for funding through a Priority Announcement/Funding Pool, select the Priority Announcement/Funding Pool title from the drop-down menu and the Relevant Research Area(s) addressed by your proposal.

Task 6: Consent and Submit Registration

Submit Registration

You must review the terms listed and respond to the questions regarding consent in order to submit your registration.

You must click Submit to send your registration to CIHR.

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