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What are your health research priorities?

Welcome to CIHR’s online engagement platform. We’re excited to be using this tool to connect with Canadians and learn about your health research priorities. We invite you to explore the website and share your opinions. Here's how to participate:

Thank you for joining the conversation about the future of health research in Canada.


Welcome to CIHR’s online engagement platform. We’re excited to be using this tool to connect with Canadians and learn about your health research priorities. We invite you to explore the website and share your opinions. Here's how to participate:

Thank you for joining the conversation about the future of health research in Canada.


Please leave a question for CIHR and we will respond within two business days. Note that your question and our response will be posted publicly on the Q&A page.

Q&A

  • I am an ME/CFS sufferer and am completely disabled by this illness. I have lost my career, my family life, and being able to leave the house. Some days I have much trouble even walking. There is no money put into research in Canada. Some doctors don't even believe that it is a real illness. When will Canada care about the hundreds of thousands of people in Canada who are affected by this illness? We are the "MillionsMissing." We deserve to be recognized and we deserve research and to have doctors educated about this debilitating disease.

    Jennifer Knickle-Morse asked 6 days ago

    Thank you for reaching out to CIHR and sharing your difficult lived experience with ME/CFS. Your perspective is important, and we encourage you to share your feedback with us by completing one or more of our online surveys. In particular, we would draw your attention to the following survey: How can CIHR have the biggest impact? In this survey, you have an opportunity to provide advice for CIHR on areas it should be prioritizing in the coming years, including ME/CFS research.

    Again, thank you for writing and we wish you the best.


  • I am interested in the preventive treatment or slowing down of macular degeneration. As the population ages this problem affects more and more and it affects their quality of life. Patients have their lung and heart etc problems resolved but not macular degeneration. We have to find a good solution.Going blind is horrible.We owe it to the aging Canadians. Concerned FAMILY DOCTOR

    drnazninlalani asked 6 days ago

    We welcome your comments related to research into the treatment of macular degeneration, and encourage you to share your feedback with us by completing one or more of our online surveys. In particular, we would draw your attention to the following survey: How can CIHR have the biggest impact? In this survey, you have an opportunity to provide advice for CIHR on areas it should be prioritizing in the coming years.


  • Can the collaboration done between Egypt, Banha University and Canada at the project of microbiome in heath and disease especially liver diseases like (HCV, HCC ,NAFLD )

    Reda Elbadawy asked 11 days ago

    We invite you to highlight any impactful collaborations, such as the one you have described, in the following surveys: How can CIHR have the biggest impact? and Translating research evidence into practice. Both surveys contain questions related to international research collaborations and partnerships.


  • Non Alcohoic fatty pancreatic disease emerged as health problem that lead to DM , cancer pancreas .so we can we do start a survey about this hot topic because it is mirror image for NAFLD?

    Reda Elbadawy asked 11 days ago

    We welcome your comments related to non-alcoholic fatty pancreatic disease and your opinions on health research gaps. We encourage you to complete the following survey: How can CIHR have the biggest impact? In particular, the first question asks for advice about CIHR’s future strategic priority areas.


  • If you're looking for advice on what areas CIHR should focus more/less on in future, it would be particularly helpful to know CIHR's current funding allocations among the various Institutes/priority areas/etc. Is this information available anywhere?

    noelcorser asked 14 days ago

    Thank you for your question. To learn more about how CIHR allocates its budget, we encourage you to review the background information and answer the questions in the following survey: How should CIHR spend its money? In the survey, you will find a description of CIHR’s discretionary and non-discretionary budgets, along with funding allocations for various government, corporate, and Institute priorities.

  • Who are your “stakeholder” groups that you are engaging in this exercise? How did you identify these groups?

    Izzat Jiwani asked about 1 month ago
    This online engagement platform intends to engage any organization, group, community or individual that may impact or be impacted by CIHR’s work. We want to hear from you!

    In addition to the feedback collected online, CIHR is hosting targeted meetings with national organizations that represent many of CIHR’s key stakeholder groups, including health research funders and research institutions. The aim of each of these meetings is to facilitate a dialogue with these key groups as a collective.

    Thanks for participating in our online engagement. Please let us know if you have any other questions.