Ottawa's Leadership in Biomedical and Health Research Has Paid Off
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Canada is one of the world's top research nations, thanks to Ottawa's leadership in funding biomedical research. To continue to grow, the government needs to develop new ambitious strategies to take advantage of Canada's expertise, research infrastructure and capacity.



Newswise - Canada is one of the world's top research nations, thanks to Ottawa's commitment to research and leadership role in funding biomedical and health research over the past 5 years, according to an article published today in the prestigious journal EMBO reports.

But to keep up the momentum and continue to grow in innovation and high-quality research, the federal government needs to develop new ambitious strategies to take full advantage of Canada's expertise and research infrastructure and capacity, according to authors Dr. John Bergeron and Dr. Sean Taylor of McGill University.

Funding for Canadian biomedical and health research grew from C$5.1 billion in 1999 to C$7.5 billion in 2003. The increased support was part of the federal government's plan to keep pace with international competition in countries like the United States and Japan and increase the capacities of universities to conduct high-quality research.

In a commitment to being one of the top five research nations in the world, the government created innovative new
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