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The Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS) is a women-centred, community-based research project. It brings together researchers, clinical staff, community partners, and women living with HIV from across Canada with the aim of improving the standard of care offered to HIV-positive women in Canada. The study is looking for a Peer Research Assistant Trainer.
Please see the full description of the job description and details here!
Welcome to the first E-News for the 22nd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2013), which will be held April 11-14, 2013 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. The conference is presented by the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR), representing Canadian HIV researchers in the disciplines of basic science, clinical science, epidemiology/public health and social science.
See the full details by clicking on this link
The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) is excited to announce the launch of their newly designed Web site, which went live on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012.
The site’s homepage welcomes visitors with a bold new look, a clean design, and features content focused on our mission, activities and funded researchers. The website will highlight new types of content, including training tools for young researchers, a redesigned conference website, and more user-friendly architecture.
The website will be updated on a regular basis, with ground-breaking news, events, funding opportunities, researcher profiles and new content. We will be encouraging our community to contact us through the website and sign up for our newsletter mailing list which is a great way to stay informed.
Both projects are collaborations between Positive Living BC, the Pacific AIDS Network and the Dr. Peter Centre with academic assistance from Dr. Cindy Patton and her crew at the Health Research Methods Training (HeRMeT) Lab at Simon Fraser University.
The Executive Summaries are below, please contact me for further information about either project….and wish us luck!!
Results will be published in October 2012.
The HIV CBR Manual:
The HIV CBR Manual application proposes to create a reference manual written in plain language designed to build the capacity of Community Based Organizations (CBO) to initiate competitive CBR grants and research projects. Written from an HIV community perspective, this manual will outline stages of the CBR project development process – beginning with the equitable engagement of academic researchers and culminating in the successful application of CBR findings to fund evidence-based HIV programming and to facilitate policy uptake. The manual, accessible in printed format and companion online reference tools, will effectively disseminate the cumulative work of the nine year history of the CBR Facilitator program at the Positive Living Society of BC, while continuing to build the capacity of community for competitive grant applications and community-situated rigorous HIV CBR in BC. Building the capacity of CBOs to initiate CBR is an approach whose time has come.
The Partner Building Sessions:
This grant will provide a series of five facilitated partner building sessions bringing together academic researchers and community based organizations to develop successful, equitable HIV CBR projects. By convening guided discussion sessions of community partners, health researchers, and/or knowledge users, we will develop equitable CBR partnerships resulting in more successful grant applications. The partner building sessions will facilitate regional collaboration among individuals or groups from a variety of backgrounds, building new and existing multi-sectored partnerships that include a significant number of participants from outside the conventional HIV CBR community. The sessions will match community and academic partners; establish a relationship communication channel to understand capacity, explore common ground, research topic compatibility; and ultimately develop CBR project proposals for funding submission.
Click on the link above to see the results of the latest CBR awards from CIHR
Effective April 1, 2012, Positive Living BC will continue to offer CBR Facilitation as one of the many support services provided for people living with HIV in BC. I am pleased to brainstorm ideas, assist with funding applications, help plan a Community Forum to discuss research findings, and provide technical advice for CBR projects when warranted. I will also broker a relationship with an academic partner appropriate to your project idea.
Contact me anytime to talk about YOUR idea!
Terry Howard, Director of HIV Community Based Research at Positive Living BC
I’ve always wondered who views this website and if it is helpful for Community Organizations interested in community based research in HIV/AIDS.
A very nice comment from an appreciative viewer
Hello! Its my pleasure to contact you to offer the debt of my thanks and gratifications for offering the details of how to coduct a CBR. Im from pakistan and a HIV+ and have just joined as country project coordinator for GFATM Round-10 which is a community based project. I had no idea about how to debut the project but after going through your site Im cofident and have a fair idea about things. With this opening I thought to thank you for such a comprehensive guide. I would alwas appriciate your guidence to put in my best for the cause of PLHIVs.
Thanks and Regards
The goal of this survey is to describe the health-related challenges experienced by adults living with HIV, identify other health conditions they may be living with, and the variety of diverse rehabilitation services and living strategies that they use to manage the challenges of living with HIV.
To take the survey click on the link below:
The CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative is pleased to announce the following funding opportunities.
Priority Announcements on CIHR Open competitions offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific CIHR research priority areas or mandates. The following Priority Announcements are now available in the area of HIV/AIDS Research:
a. Fellowship: Winter 2012 Priority Announcement (HIV/AIDS)
Through this Priority Announcement, the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative will provide funding for Fellowship Award applications that have a primary research focus on HIV/AIDS and are determined to be relevant to one of the research priority areas.
The maximum amount per award is $60,000 for up to five years.
Application Deadline: 2012-02-01
For more information please click here.
b. Operating Grant: Winter 2012 Priority Announcement (HIV/AIDS)
Through this Priority Announcement, the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative will provide funding for Operating Grant applications that have a primary research focus on HIV/AIDS and are determined to be relevant to one of the research priority areas.
The maximum amount per operating grant is $150,000 for up to three years.
The maximum amount awarded for a single bridge grant is $100,000 per annum for up to one year.
Registration Deadline: 2012-02-01
Application Deadline: 2012-03-01
For more information please click here.
c. Dissemination Events: Winter 2012 Priority Announcement (HIV/AIDS)
Through this funding opportunity, the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative will support applications that are relevant to the priorities of the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative and also the CIHR HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Program.
The maximum amount per grant is $25,000 per annum for up to one year.
Application Deadline: 2012-02-15
For more information please click here CIHR HIV Funding
Travel bursaries will be awarded to Rural Health Services Research Network (RHSRNbc) members who have been invited to present their rural health services research orally or, in poster format at either a national or international conference.
There are four bursaries to be won—three national bursaries of up to $450 and one international bursary of $750. These bursaries are intended to subsidize the costs of travel and accommodation and other expenses related to conference participation.
This competition has a rolling deadline and bursaries will be awarded on a first come first serve basis to deserving applications given they meet appropriate standards of quality. Application forms are available online at TravelBursaryCompetitionApplicationSG
View the website for more details on membership and other offerings http://rhsrnbc.ca
The University of BC has convened a Task Force to gather input from academic and community researchers on how to improve the capacity of the University to engage in CBR. Issues including (but not limited to) promotion and tenure, meaningful involvement of the community, and greater acceptance of CBR as credible research will be discussed and recommendations made to John Hepburn, the V.P. Research whose office convened the Task Force.
Terry Howard is the Co-Chair of the Task Force along with Penny Gurstein from UBC.
Contact us through this website if you would like to contribute your recommendation to the Task Force!
Canada’s research granting agencies — Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) — are committed to fostering and maintaining an environment that supports and promotes the responsible conduct of research.
On December 5, 2011, they officially launched the new Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research. This new Framework is an umbrella document that describes Agency policies and requirements related to applying for and managing Agency funds, performing research and disseminating results. It also outlines the process that institutions and Agencies follow in the event of an allegation of a breach of Agency policy.
This new Framework replaces the previous integrity policy and related documents, including the Tri-Agency Policy Statement: Integrity in Research and Scholarship (TCPS-I, 1994), the Framework for Tri-Council Review of Institutional Policies Dealing with Integrity in Research (1996) and the Tri-Agency Process for Addressing Allegations of Non-compliance with Tri-Agency Policies (2010).
Watch this short, very enlightening video on how study information can be distorted to portray a better (or totally false) outcome.
See the video
Please see the poster for the study details and the next focus group in Vancouver.
One Centre will be offered in the General stream and one in the Aboriginal stream, to view the funding opportunity details click on this link
The existing CBR Facilitator group across Canada plans to submit a proposal for this funding opportunity and would like to include you in the partner group for the new Collaborative Centre. Please contact Terry Howard using the “Contact Us” tab on this website to be included in the group, and/or find out further information.