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LAUNCH: CIHR 101 eLearning Series for Peer Reviewers

February 21, 2023

CIHR has announced the launch of its eLearning series for reviewers new to CIHR and to its peer review process.

This series is comprised of two eLearning modules. "Introduction to CIHR" will provide an overview of CIHR and its role as Canada's health research investment agency and "Peer Reviewer at CIHR" will highlight the fundamental elements of peer review at CIHR.

The first module, Introduction to CIHR, covers the following topics:

  • CIHR's purpose and role in the Canadian health research landscape
  • CIHR's values and commitments to Canadians in the context of our 2021-2031 Strategic Plan
  • The purpose and role of the 13 Institutes
  • The 4 pillars of health research at CIHR
  • How CIHR provides funding support to health researchers

The second module, Peer Review at CIHR, covers the following topics:

  • The importance and purpose of peer review
  • CIHR's principles of peer review
  • The expectations of a peer reviewer at CIHR
  • The different roles within peer review
  • The purpose and role of the College of Reviewers

The series was developed through feedback received from reviewers and in consultation with health researchers and internal stakeholders. 

Questions can be directed to college@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.


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