The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has two upcoming funding opportunities and will be holding webinars for each on February 12, 2018.
The aim of this Funding Opportunity is to fund projects showing clinical feasibility of Personalized Medicine in complex/multifactorial diseases as well as other diseases (as monogenic, rare diseases and cancer). Applicants are expected to combine pre-clinical and/or clinical research with bio-informatics components to enable data quality on one side and the potential applicability for health care providers on the other side.
Proposals must be interdisciplinary and clearly demonstrate the potential impact in PM as well as the added value of transnational collaboration: sharing of resources (registries, diagnosis, biobanks, models, databases, diagnostic and bio-informatics tools, etc.), platforms/infrastructures, interoperability of data harmonization strategies and sharing of specific know-how.
CIHR and FRQS are pleased to announce that funding is available to support Canadian researchers interested in collaborating in the domain of repositories storing and sharing human-omics data that will create a framework for long-term cooperation through transnational collaborations with European researchers.
The goal of this program aims to enhance and standardize data deposition, curation and exchange procedures thus ensuring better data reuse and increased benefit to the scientific communities worldwide. This is a unique collaboration, and CIHR’s first European Commission Research and Innovation Action (RIA), which will require each project to involve at least one Canadian investigator and three European investigators fundable by the European Commission. The call for proposals was launched on October 27, 2017.
More information about this opportunity can be found on the CIHR website.