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National Alliance of Provincial Health Research Organizations

The National Alliance of Provincial Health Research Organizations (NAPHRO) is an alliance of provincial health research funding agencies created in 2003 to promote increased dialogue, linkages and partnership activities. Alliance members meet on a regular basis to share information and identify potential opportunities for working collaboratively on common issues. Members of NAPHRO include:

Executive Director:  Renata Osika 


Dr. Stephen Bornstein, Director of the Newfoundland Centre for Applied Health Research 
Dr. Renaldo Battista, Scientific Director at Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé

Here are some examples of common interests NAPHRO members share:

  • Increased knowledge of peer agency programs and activities
  • Identifying opportunities for collaboration e.g. platform, technologies, clinical research support initiatives)
  • Evaluating the impact of health research
  • Strategies for working more effectively with national agencies in the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs requiring matching or partnership funds
  • Implementing a nation-wide Common Curriculum Vitae (CCV) and a Canadian Health Research Directory
  • Health research leadership management development


- Alberta Innovates- Health Solutions
- Fonds de la recherche du Québec - Santé
- Manitoba Health Research Council
- Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research - BC (MSFHR)
- New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
- Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research
- Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
- Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
- Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
- Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation

Contacting NAPHRO:
Anyone wishing to communicate with the provincial health research funding agencies should continue to deal directly with each agency. There is, however, some opportunity to share information with NAPHRO agencies at their meetings. To arrange such an opportunity, please contact one of the co-chairs.

NAPHRO Meetings Highlights

November 2011

April 2011