Applicant resource: How to highlight your research contributions and impacts
July 2023

CIHR is committed to funding excellent research. An important part of that is recognizing a wide range of research outputs in the review process and ensuring that researchers’ work is assessed on its own merits.

CIHR wants to ensure that peer reviewers look beyond the traditional indicators of productivity when assessing contributions and impacts. We ask peer reviewers to avoid using metrics (e.g. number of publications and citations; size/number of research grants) in isolation and to avoid using journal-based metrics (e.g. Journal Impact Factors) as surrogate measures of quality and impact.

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