Research Reports and Documents

This page includes documents and discussion papers of interest to family medicine researchers. Some were developed by the Section of Researchers in response to various calls for action and other important documents that support positions taken by the Section of Researchers and key researchers to promote primary care/family medicine research.

An Environmental Scan of Practice-Based Research Networks in Canada as of May 2006
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) commissioned this environmental scan with a view to ascertaining the range of practice-based research network (PBRN) activity among primary care providers across the country, as well as the diversity of health care research networks.

Canadian Family Medicine Submission to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research re: The Multi-Stakeholder Taskforce on Clinical Research (MUST) Report from the Chairs of the Departments of Family Medicine of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
This document was endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Executive Committee and the Section of Researchers Executive Committee April 15, 2005. It is The CPFC’s submission in response to a CIHR report on the role of primary care with clinical research in Canada.

Task Force Report on Research – Approved by the Board of Directors of the CFPC in October 2002 
This is an internal CFPC report and recommendations generated by a special CFPC Task Force looking at how to increase research in family medicine.

Need For an Institute of Primary Care Research within the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) (Vol 45: June/Juin 1999, Canadian Family Physician)

The CFPC’s submission to the CIHR in support of having an institute specifically dedicated to primary care research within the CIHR. This was submitted during the time when the CIHR was being created.

PDF (Reviewing for CIHR)
This document summarizes why family medicine researchers should welcome opportunities to review proposals for various CIHR peer review panels.

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