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Canadian Institutes of Health Research

160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor
Address Locator 4809A
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0W9
General Inquiries: (613) 941-2672
Toll Free: 1 (888) 603-4178
Fax: 613-954-1800
http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

"CIHR integrates research through a unique interdisciplinary structure made up of 13 "virtual" institutes. CIHR's Institutes are not buildings or research centres, but networks of researchers brought together to focus on important health problems. Unconstrained by bricks and mortar, the Institute's virtual structure encourages partnership and collaboration across sectors, disciplines and regions.

"Each Institute is dedicated to a specific area of focus, linking and supporting researchers pursuing common goals. Each Institute embraces a range of research from fundamental bio-medical and clinical research, to research on health systems, health services, the health of populations, societal and cultural dimensions of health and environmental influences on health. This integrated approach brings together researchers, health professionals and policy-makers from voluntary health organizations, provincial government agencies, international research organizations and industry and patient groups from across the country, under each Institute's virtual "'roof.'"

-- from http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/9466.html--visit this link for a list of the individual institutes