Data Access: Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is a large, national research platform on health and aging allowing researchers to answer critical questions on the biological, medical, psychological, social, lifestyle and economic aspects of aging, disability and disease. The long-term, national study follows approximately 50,000 individuals between the ages of 45-85. Researchers can apply to…

Canada-U.S. team looks to genomics to guide North Atlantic right whale conservation

This story originally appeared on the Genome Atlantic website and has been republished with their permission. The number of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales continues to be buffeted by high mortality rates from vessel strikes, fishing gear entanglements, and by a low rate of reproduction. There is now estimated to be fewer than 400…

NSERC Discovery Horizons grants

NSERC has launched a pilot funding opportunity to support investigator-initiated individual and team projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE). Full applications submitted to this NSERC program will be reviewed by the new tri-agency interdisciplinary peer review committee. Discovery Horizons grants are expected to be…

Tri-Agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee

Canada's three research funding agencies, The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) have launched a new pilot committee to support interdisciplinary, investigator-initiated research projects.  The Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee is a one-year pilot program designed to provide an option for…