Health Research Data

Advancing Data-Intensive Research

The volume and flow of data, including health, health research and health-related data, is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. Researcher and stakeholder communities are recognizing the value of data as both an important output of and input into research and the evidence base. In addition, there is an international movement towards open research and 'open' data.

CIHR is committed to ensuring that health research and health-related data in Canada are effectively accessed, analyzed, linked, integrated, used, reused, stored and preserved to advance knowledge, expand research opportunities, and improve health services, products and outcomes. Thus, we are actively involved in integrating data-related considerations into initiatives, strategies, polices, funding opportunities and other activities.

CIHR Health Research and Health-Related Data Framework and Action Plan

Review the Framework and learn about the Action Plan.


Learn about other stakeholders engaged in the data ecosystem.


Read about CIHR Initiatives that are advancing data-intensive research.


Explore innovative data and analytics platforms.

Strategies and policies

Examine strategies and policies that guide data-related directions and expectations.

News and Events

Stay up-to-date on Health Research Data News and Events.

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