Ontario Drug Policy Research Network – Funding Opportunity
The ODPRN Student Training Program is currently accepting a clinical or post-doctoral fellow with a strong interest in drug policy research. Interested applicants can download a copy of the Information Package and Application Form here!
Overview of ODPRN
The Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN) involves leading clinical researchers from five medical schools across Ontario. Its primary objective is to generate scientifically sound evidence on drug utilization, safety, and effectiveness for the purpose of informing drug policy decisions. The three core principles of the ODPRN are: scientific rigor, timeliness, and policy-relevance.
Overview of the Student Training Program
The ODPRN Student Training Program is seeking a motivated and hard-working clinical or post-doctoral fellow with a strong interest in drug policy research. The successful candidate will receive $40,000 to complete two research projects (or one larger project) within 1 year. This individual is expected to devote at least 60% of their time to research.
The main objectives of this program:
1. To allow the opportunity for trainees to conduct drug safety and policy research using large Ontario health databases
2. To train students/ fellows in the processes involved in using the administrative databases available at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) to conduct research
3. To support the trainees in their endeavours to work through all phases of a drug policy-relevant research project using administrative databases
4. To establish a multidisciplinary environment that allows the students to collaborate with individuals, including other trainees, researchers, physicians, and policy-makers
5. To expose the trainees to real life policy decision-making processes
The deadline for submissions is July 20, 2015
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