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An Analysis of Canadian Institute for Health Research Funding for Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder


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1 Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, 25 University Private, THN 208, Ottawa, ON, K1N6N5, Canada
2 Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, Canada
3 Neuroscience, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, N6A 5B7, Canada
 

We examined patterns of Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) funding on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research. From 1999 to 2013, CIHR funded 190 ASD grants worth $48 million. Biomedical research received 43% of grants (46% of dollars), clinical research 27% (41%), health services 10% (7%), and population health research 8% (3%). The greatest number of grants was given in 2009, but 2003 saw the greatest amount. Funding is clustered in a handful of provinces and institutions, favouring biomedical research and disfavouring behavioural interventions, adaptation, and institutional response. Preference for biomedical research may be due to the detriment of clinical research.
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R. Deonandan
Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, 25 University Private, THN 208, Ottawa, ON, K1N6N5, Canada
E. Y. Liu
Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, Canada
B. Kolisnyk
Neuroscience, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, N6A 5B7, Canada
A. T. M. Konkle
Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, 25 University Private, THN 208, Ottawa, ON, K1N6N5, Canada

Abstract


We examined patterns of Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) funding on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research. From 1999 to 2013, CIHR funded 190 ASD grants worth $48 million. Biomedical research received 43% of grants (46% of dollars), clinical research 27% (41%), health services 10% (7%), and population health research 8% (3%). The greatest number of grants was given in 2009, but 2003 saw the greatest amount. Funding is clustered in a handful of provinces and institutions, favouring biomedical research and disfavouring behavioural interventions, adaptation, and institutional response. Preference for biomedical research may be due to the detriment of clinical research.