Nominated Principal Investigators to Report on Research Results for All Grants(2012-05-22) As of March 31, 2011, CIHR began asking Nominated Principal Investigators (NPIs) to report their research results data via the Research Reporting System (RRS). This tool was developed to obtain richer evidence on the effectiveness of CIHR funding programs and also to advance CIHR's Knowledge Translation mandate.
RRS is an important tool for CIHR's accountability within the Federal Government and to Canadians for the funds it provides for health research. CIHR will also use the RRS data for a variety of internal uses to better manage the process of funding health research.
In future, the agency plans to make selected RRS data available to partners, the research community and the general public, to help demonstrate the impact of CIHR-funded research and support CIHR's open access policy. The publicly available data will also assist the research community in a number of ways by:
- avoiding duplication of research;
- identifying possible collaborations, training opportunities and partnerships;
- identifying research trends, gaps and opportunities.
All NPIs awarded Open Grants and priority announcements are required to submit reports via RRS. CIHR will inform affected NPIs via e-mail once their report is available to complete. CIHR has reviewed all questions to ensure only essential data is being requested. Where possible, data will be pre-populated to minimize input burden. CIHR will be providing online training and on-going support to assist NPIs in this task. You can view a sample PDF version of the report [ PDF (576 KB) | Help ] on CIHR's website.
Research Administrators will be provided system access to the list of NPIs required to submit reports from their institution, as well as a view of the submitted reports in a PDF version.
CIHR's Electronic Final Reports policy can also be viewed on CIHR's website.