Become a College member

Enrolment to the College will begin in June 2017.

To build the College membership base, enrolment will proceed in a phased-in approach, beginning with current and recently active CIHR reviewers in major funding competitions.

Initial enrolment efforts will focus on individuals who fully meet the Membership Selection Criteria (listed below).

The College Chairs will oversee the enrolment process while continuing to shape the direction of the College. The College will work closely with research institutions to bolster participation and recognition.

For more information about becoming a College member, please contact us at: college@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

Membership selection criteria

Long description

Membership selection criteria by cohort:

Indigenous Health Research:

Academics:

  • Review experience: participated in at least two peer review roles at CIHR or other recognized organization
  • Knowledge and experience: Knowledge and experience within CIHR’s mandate
  • Research/Professional experience: academic/professional appointment; and at least one federally funded (or equivalent) peer reviewed grant as a Principal Investigator

Knowledge Users:

  • Review experience: participated in at least two peer review roles at CIHR or other recognized organization
  • Knowledge and experience: knowledge and experience within CIHR’s mandate
  • Research/Professional experience: academic/professional appointment (as appropriate)

Patients and Caregivers:

  • Under development: Work is underway to develop criteria that recognize patients and caregivers and the unique contributions they bring to peer review

College members will be recognized experts in their fields and committed to the health research funding landscape. The College will facilitate member participation in peer review while ensuring predictable and manageable workloads. It will support members with learning and mentoring programs as well as review quality tools to promote excellence in peer review.

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