Posts Tagged ‘CIHR’

Federal Government proposes amendments to Canada’s embryo research law

Author: Ubaka Ogbogu, 05/18/12

The Federal Government has proposed amendments to the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, the legislation that governs embryo research, including many aspects of stem cell research. The amendments, which are contained in an omnibus budget implementation bill tabled before Parliament on April 26, seeks primarily to implement the 2010 Supreme Court of Canada ruling that invalidated…Read more

Integrating stem cell technologies into health care: It’s time to get our priorities straight

Author: Ubaka Ogbogu, 04/27/11

While preparing a consulting report on ethical issues associated with priority setting (a.k.a. resource allocation, rationing) in the stem cell research context, I was surprised to find that there are no published Canadian studies of priority-setting matters pertaining specifically to stem cell research or stem cell-based technologies. A search of the Canadian Institutes of Health…Read more

The underused academic

Author: Paul Krzyzanowski, 02/01/11

Last month, The Economist published a very dismal article about PhD holder’s employment prospects entitled “The Disposable Academic”. Ouch. Nevertheless, the article made its rounds through the Internet and I received the link at least six times. It was very critical of the apparent oversupply of PhD’s, and The Economist summarized what every dissatisfied researcher…Read more

Stem cells back on Parliament’s agenda

Author: Stem Cell Network, 11/03/10

Yesterday, for the first time in seven years, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health heard testimony on the current status of stem cell research in Canada. Although the topics covered by MPs during the Committee hearings did not seem to reflect any immediate legislative priorities, nevertheless it was a welcome opportunity for the…Read more

CIHR updates human pluripotent stem cell guidelines

Author: Ubaka Ogbogu, 07/12/10

On June 30, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) released updated Guidelines for Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Research. The Guidelines apply to all research involving human pluripotent stem cells conducted with funding from, or under the auspices of institutions receiving funding from the three federal granting agencies, known as the Tri-Council: CIHR, Natural Sciences…Read more