Best Practice Documents - Social Sciences & Humanities
For SSHRC researchers conducting health-related research, please become familiar with the following information found on SSHRC's website:
Guidelines for the Eligibility of Applications Related to Health
New regulations regarding subject matter eligibility for health-related research came into effect in 2009. The following are considerations when preparing or assessing the eligibility of the subject matter of applications related to health:
- Investigators whose proposed research is health-related should consult CIHR's mandate first to explore eligibility.
- CIHR has policies and procedures in place to adjudicate the full range of social science and humanities research proposals related to health research.
- Research eligible under the mandate of CIHR will not be considered by SSHRC.
- The use of social science or humanities theories, methodologies and hypotheses is, in and of itself, not sufficient to make a proposal eligible at SSHRC.