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CIHR confirms slimmed-down advisory structure

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has revealed its new advisory structure, with the number of Institute Advisory Boards reduced from thirteen to five.

The change, approved by the CIHR’s governing council on 26 June, is a result of the funder’s recent Institutes Model Review. During the review, it was decided that all 13 of the CIHR’s virtual institutes should be retained—but that their individual advisory boards should be replaced with a smaller number of shared boards.

Each of the five “horizontal” boards will serve all 13 institutes and be aligned with the research priorities in the CIHR’s five-year strategic plan. The five boards will focus on Research Excellence and Creativity, Patient-Centered Health Innovation, Aboriginal Peoples’ Health, Health Promotion and Prevention, and Chronic Conditions.

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