Institute Advisory Boards (IABs)
Each of CIHR's 13 Institute Advisory Boards advises on Institute-specific issues and cross-Institute initiatives. Composed of a diverse group of national and international representatives of the public, private and non-profit sectors, including the research community and health practitioners, Institute Advisory Boards (IABs) act in an advisory capacity to the Scientific Directors of the Institutes with respect to the full range of Institute activities. These activities include deliberations on Institute health research priorities and strategies and implementation plans for engaging the broader research community. The number of members on an IAB is between eight and 14.
2021 IAB Membership Renewal Cycle
CIHR has launched the 2021 IAB membership cycle. Applications submitted online between now and April 12, 2021 will be considered for the 2021 cycle.
During the selection process, each Institute will review the full list of candidates who submitted applications to their IAB to determine which candidates best fill the critical gaps created by turnover, both in expertise and in re-balancing demographic criteria (sex, language, career stage, and geographic and institutional representation). There will be a focus on ensuring that the IAB’s reflect the diversity of Canada and the health research ecosystem at large, and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply to the open call. During this year’s membership cycle, the following Institutes are looking for new members to fill gaps (some gaps have been identified) on their IABs:
- Cancer Research (Gaps to fill: Health Care/Services, Population Health, Person with Lived Experience, and International)
- Gender and Health
- Health Services and Policy Research
- Human Development, Child and Youth Health (Gap to fill: diversity)
- Indigenous Peoples' Health
- Infection and Immunity
- Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
- Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction
- Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes
- Population and Public Health
In order to be considered for the 2021 IAB membership cycle, individuals will need to complete a self-identification questionnaire as part of the application through ResearchNet. This activity will support CIHR’s commitment to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the research funding system and ensure that governance and advisory bodies reflect Canada’s diversity. More information can be found here. Responses to the questionnaire will help to establish an overview of applicants and to inform recruitment efforts for the 2021 membership recruitment cycle.
- Terms of Reference
- Selection Criteria
- How to Apply to Become an IAB Member
- List of Institute Advisory Board Members
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