Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act
20 (1) The Governing Council shall
(a) establish, maintain and terminate divisions of the CIHR, to be called Health Research Institutes, and determine the mandate of each Health Research Institute;
(b) create an Advisory Board for each Health Research Institute and appoint the members of the Advisory Boards; and
(c) appoint a Scientific Director for each Health Research Institute.
(2) Each Health Research Institute shall support individuals, groups and communities of researchers for the purpose of implementing, within its mandate, the objective of the CIHR.
Marginal note:Role and functioning
(3) The Governing Council shall develop policies respecting the role and functioning of Health Research Institutes and their Advisory Boards and Scientific Directors.
Marginal note:Appointments to Advisory Boards
(4) The Governing Council shall appoint to the Advisory Boards women and men who are able to contribute to the achievement of the objective of the CIHR in the overall interests of Canadians. The Governing Council shall consider appointing women and men who reflect the highest standards of scientific excellence and a range of relevant backgrounds and disciplines, such as researchers in the fields of bio-medical research, clinical research and research respecting health systems, health services, the health of populations, societal and cultural dimensions of health and environmental influences on health.
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