Category CIHR

Whither Peer Review at CIHR

Matthew Herder reviews three significant problems with the peer review system at CIHR, as a result of which high-quality research by social science and humanities researchers is left ‘undone.’

Ethics at CIHR: Moving Forward

Vardit Ravitsky and Judy Illes provide a summary overview of progress being made at CIHR with respect to its ethics mandate.

A Call to Action: Improve Indigenous Health

Alain Beaudet shares an excerpt of his speech, given at last week’s annual Forum of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, which outlines research priorities for indigenous health.

Criminal Sexual Conduct and the Politics of HIV Disclosure

Michael Orsini and Jennifer Kilty discuss the criminalization of failure to disclose HIV status.

Dr. Aubin’s Impossible Mission at CIHR: “Ethics Champion”

Juliet Guichon puts in writing what many Canadian ethicists are wondering: Why do the Canadian Institutes of Health Research not want a person with ethics expertise at the helm of the ethics portfolio?

CIHR’s Ethics Leadership Discussion at CBS 2014

Michael McDonald and Daryl Pullman offer their observations on the dialogue at the recent CBS annual meeting on the state of ethics at CIHR.

Seeking Accountability From CIHR for its Failed Decision-Making

Canadian health ethics researchers request action on problems at CIHR in letter to members of the Canadian Parliament and Senate.