Survey on Health Research Priorities

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This survey is being conducted on behalf of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the government of Canada’s health research funding agency. CIHR provides direct funding (grants) to thousands of Canadian researchers to look for ways to improve the health of Canadians and strengthen the health care system. By participating in this survey, you will be helping CIHR to define the health research priorities of Canadians.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection period:
From June 13 to July 14, 2019
Collection methods:
Electronic questionnaire with telephone interview follow-up for non-response
Survey participation:
  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

  • Block Information Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements

    To avoid duplication of surveys, Statistics Canada has signed an agreement to share the data from the Survey on Health Research Priorities with Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). CIHR has agreed to keep the data confidential and use it only for statistical purposes.

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Block Information Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about

    • the importance of different types of health research
    • issues for health researchers to address
    • obtaining information about health research results
    • satisfaction with how health research results are shared
    • knowledge of health research and its role.
  • Block Information on Published data

    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 5296
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