How can innovations from 'citizen scientists' be included in funding and resource consideration

Question:How do we make best use of our science and research strengths?
on 08/17/2016







CIHR has very particular grant submission guidelines that deter both existing Federal employees and scientists not affiliated with a University/higher learning institution.  While many innovative ideas will come from within the scientific community, there are Canadians out-there, not affiliated with the scientific community who could have legitimate transformational/innovative theories spanning the science disciplines.

Why does Canada/CIHR not initially open grant proposals from ALL Canadians and then triage/prioritize their potential contribution?  In this process CIHR could eliminate hyped or assessed false 'breakthrough' ideas.  Once 'accepted', that is the time to require conditions such as research being conducted under the oversight of/within a higher learning/university setting

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