CanPath Researcher Forum
The CanPath Researcher Forum is a place for researchers to discuss, explore ideas with one another and initiate interdisciplinary collaborations.
From genetics and microbiology to epidemiology and population health — scientists can use this forum to connect with each other and and develop new research ideas beyond their usual settings.
PhD candidate, Queen’s University
“This is an exciting platform to have as a young researcher. It’s hard to design your own study and apply for a study grant in the timeline of a PhD. CanPath and CIHR secondary data analysis grant competitions gave me the opportunity to do just that. It’s really cool that they have this data. As an emerging researcher, I’ve explored a lot of important scientific questions with the data and I’m happy to have access to CanPath.”
National Scientific Coordinator, CanPath
“CanPath enables scientists to study the causes and contributors to chronic disease and cancer from the cellular level through to society. The platform brings together Canadians and Canadian researchers from all disciplines in a national effort to better predict, detect and treat disease and gives all Canadians a chance at a healthier future.”
Dr. Victoria Kirsh
Scientific Associate, Ontario Health Study
“My research is aimed at answering some of the many lingering data gaps about the impact of our diet, our lifestyle and our environment on health. While there have been many triumphs of epidemiology over the years, we’re now at the point where we need data and biospecimens, collected at multiple points in time, from thousands of people in order to better understand the roles of the environment and genetic susceptibility in the development of disease. CanPath is proving to be a rich source of research data and should be so for years to come.”
Dr. Vikki Ho
Affiliated Scientist, University of Montreal
“CanPath is an interesting, pan-Canadian resource for health that allows researchers to see the country as a whole in data: where do we stand in certain areas and what are the unique characteristics?”
Funding & Grant Opportunities
The CanPath Access Office can provide Letters of Support for grant and funding applications. Please note 10 business days are required to provide a Letter of Support.
CANSSI Ontario Data Access Grants
CANSSI Ontario is offering grants of up to $5,000 to cover costs associated with accessing and working with large data sources, such as CanPath. Trainees or faculty members at Ontario-based universities are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
ICES U of T Data Access Grants
CANSSI Ontario and ICES U of T are pleased to announce two grants intended to bring together faculty from different disciplines to work on projects using ICES data. The grants will cover costs associated with accessing and working with ICES data through the ICES satellite site at the University of Toronto (ICES U of T). Data from CanPath’s Ontario cohort,
the Ontario Health Study, are available through ICES and eligible for this grant.
Grants awarded up to $10,000
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