Research Funder Session
The Funders session will include a number of national and provincial health research funders, which will address how their strategic orientation and programmatic initiatives are shaped by various policy considerations and stakeholders, including advances in evaluation sciences and evidence-informed practices, industry partnership, public engagement, government priorities, and international developments. The session will include funders with different yet often overlapping mandates, which often face common challenges and constraints, in the face of an ever more complex health research and innovation ecosystem. It will also help situate the importance of GELS and HSPR research in the larger health research portfolio they manage. In addition, the representatives of these funding organizations will present highlights of, and answering questions related to their programs of interest to the GELS and HSPR research community, including recent reforms or new initiatives.