Support for major infrastructure

Contest Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2017

Results announced in February 2017

Program Goal

The purpose of this program is to support the development or operation of common infrastructures for the proper functioning of laboratories in several members of the Network. This criterion is essential. The Network will not finance infrastructure only benefiting a small group of researchers or a single team. The infrastructure must offer researchers the resources Network and / or tools accessible to all and which they may not otherwise have access.

Forms

Infrastructure may be common technical platforms, databases / biological materials, or expensive equipment that requires high maintenance. Using these infrastructure charges may charge users for the maintenance and sustainability; but to get a grant from OSNR, a preferential price and easy access must be granted to members of the Network.

Publicizing a tool (website, leaflet, sending emails to members) must exist to inform members of the existence of infrastructure, its management and operation and user fees in the event. In the case of a register or data banks, approval of a hospital or institutional ethics committee is a mandatory prerequisite.

Infrastructure may be common technical platforms, databases / biological materials, or expensive equipment that requires high maintenance. Using these infrastructure charges may charge users for the maintenance and sustainability; but to get a grant from OSNR, a preferential price and easy access must be granted to members of the Network.

Publicizing a tool (website, leaflet, sending emails to members) must exist to inform members of the existence of infrastructure, its management and operation and user fees in the event. In the case of a register or data banks, approval of a hospital or institutional ethics committee is a mandatory prerequisite.

Eligibility criteria

  • The application must be proposed by a group of at least 3 members and be driven by at least one board member of the Network;
  • The infrastructure must serve a minimum of five researchers, including Associate Members;
  • Access must be open to all Network members who request it;
  • The infrastructure must be viable with funding from sources other than the OSNR;
  • Have a clear policy on access, management, services and / or user fees shown on a web page or can be found on the Network site.

Evaluation criteria

  • The relevance and the strategic infrastructure for the Network;
  • The leverage effects (joint grants, public and private investment partnership with the biopharmaceutical industry, etc.);
  • Achievements (development initiatives, the Canadian radiation and / or international level, implementation of new practices or new policies, etc.);
  • The added value to the scientific community;
  • The role in training the next generation;
  • The degree of networking of members (inter-university, interdisciplinary and interinstitutional) and the principle of inclusion.

Amount, funding period and compared to the end of the grant

  • A maximum grant of $ 20,000 is granted for one year;
  • The grant is renewable after filing a renewal application and evaluation of the application;
  • A report is required at the end of the funding period to detail the use of infrastructure and scientific benefits including: leverage effects (scholarships, grants, etc.), the number of researchers and students who benefited , studies which she would have served and the number of resulting publications. You must recognize the OSNR of the support in any publication reporting results obtained with this platform or infrastructure, without which the publication may be recorded.

Documents to be submitted:

  • See the application form Supporting major infrastructure above;
  • Letters of support where applicable (partnership certificate);
  • Report at the end of the grant.

Applications must be submitted in PDF format (one single document per application) and mail to:

Richard Brière, Ph.D.
Assistant to the Director
Network for Oral and Bone Health Research (RSBO)
richard.briere@rsbo.ca
514-343-6008