Genome Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), has announced a Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2017 Large Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics and Precision Health.
In the context of this competition precision health can be seen as an evidence-based approach to decision making with regards to health care and public health. The spectrum of precision health includes health maintenance and disease prevention, through early detection, to disease prognosis and treatment of disease.
Through this RFA, activities can be targeted to any part of the precision health spectrum but must demonstrate the potential to contribute to a more evidence-based approach to health and thereby improve health outcomes, and/or have the potential to enhance the cost-effectiveness of the health-care system. Proposed projects should attain concrete deliverables by the end of the funding period that have the potential to be subsequently translated into valuable treatments, tools or improved health-care policies and practices.