Membership in the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute is open to those who want to make a difference in women and children’s health through research, including academics, clinicians, trainees, health-care workers and members of government agencies and community organizations.
All membership applicants must be conducting research related to women and/or children's health.
The many benefits of membership include:
- Networking: Opportunities to share knowledge, meet other researchers and form trans-disciplinary partnerships.
- Research grants: Academic and in-training members are eligible to apply for competitive research funding.
- Research catalysts: Partnership opportunities are available for strategic recruitment of top tier researchers. Letters of support are available to members, along with limited access to leveraged funding opportunities.
- Research platforms: Expert, subsidized resources are available to help researchers with every aspect of their work through our research platforms including: clinical trials support, study management, data management, biostatistics, knowledge translation and qualitative research design.
- Professional development: Regular workshops, Lunch and Learn seminars and an annual Research Day offer informative, topical presentations.
Membership is free, subject to WCHRI approval and falls under three categories:
- Academic member—full-time faculty appointees and/or clinical academic colleagues who are eligible to apply for and hold research funds at the U of A.
Limitations accessing grant funding may apply for new members; refer to program specific guidelines for further information.
- In-training member—students registered in academic training programs (e.g. undergraduate, graduate, residency, post-doctoral fellowship) who are under the supervision of a WCHRI academic member.
- Affiliated member—research associates and/or staff, health-care workers, community members, stakeholders and partners, academics whose primary appointment to U of A is adjunct professor.
An active Academic or In-training WCHRI member is expected to:
- acknowledge WCHRI and Foundation support on any WCHRI funded research presentations or publications.
- list WCHRI affiliation in manuscripts submitted for publication.
- list WCHRI membership on curricula vitae and biosketches.
- participate in WCHRI events including our annual Research Day.
- serve on grant review panels and other committees when invited.
- collaborate with other WCHRI members to build a sense of community.
- share research stories in WCHRI publications and communications (independent of having received direct funding).