CIHR Policy Requirements for Registration and Disclosure of Results from Clinical Trials

In 2022, CIHR implemented a Policy Guide with new requirements for the registration and public disclosure of results from clinical trials.

Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) developed the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy to support Canadian research excellence by fostering sound digital data management and data stewardship practices.

Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

In 2015, the Tri-Agencies released a harmonized open access policy on publications that helps to achieve greater access to research publications and data. This policy will promote the ability of researchers in Canada and abroad to use and build on the knowledge needed to address significant health challenges. Open access enables authors to reach a much broader audience, which has the potential to increase the impact of their research. From a knowledge translation perspective, this policy will support our desire to expedite awareness of and facilitate the use of research findings by increasing access to research. On July 4 2023, the presidents of Canada's federal research granting agencies announced a review of the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications – Learn more

Access to Research Results: Guiding Principles

In 2010, the Tri-Agencies released a commitment to develop a shared approach for improving access to the results of publicly funded research in keeping with internationally recognized best practices, standards and policies for funding and conducting research.

Digital Scholarship

In 2013, the Tri-Agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), in collaboration with Genome Canada, produced a consultation document on addressing challenges and advancing digital scholarship in Canada.

Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management

The Tri-Agencies have adopted a Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management which incorporates feedback obtained through community engagement. The objective of this Statement of Principles is to promote excellence in digital data management practices and data stewardship in Agency-funded research.


In keeping with the integration of KT into CIHR’s processes and programs, KT and commercialization have been integrated throughout CIHR’s new strategic plan. CIHR is currently working on developing refreshed KT and commercialization strategies, aligned with commitments in Health Research Roadmap II: Capturing Innovation to Produce Better Health and Health Care for Canadians.

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