To enhance competitiveness, the Institute has established two vehicles that have been shown to be highly effective ways to improve research grant quality:
- A forum for the early vetting of research ideas by peers (i.e., monthly ‘chalk talks’) is open to all Institute investigators in all domains of cancer research. Investigators are encouraged to share new ideas with their colleagues in an environment that is constructive and safe.
- In association with the Office of the Associate Dean of Research (OADR) at the Cumming School of Medicine, Charbonneau facilitates sophisticated internal peer review of research grants. Peer review is available for both basic scientists and clinical scientists preparing grants.
Please contact the Institute directly or register at the IPR website.
Arrangements should be made as early as possible (ideally 8 weeks before the funding institution deadline) to allow sufficient time to incorporate feedback.
The Institute is also a resource for navigating the Alberta research landscape and can provide advice on applications to new funding opportunities, ethics application submissions, sub-grant agreement set-up, data acquisition from Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services, translating knowledge into practice, and other aspects of the research process.