The collaborative funding is via the Partnership Challenge Fund. The MRC will match dollar-for-dollar CMCC's contributions. The MRC will contribute to the award for the first year of the program; CMCC will contribute in the second year. The MRC commitment is $3.5 million, which represents a potential $7 million investment in chiropractic research.
The recipients of the research training awards will be young Canadians selected by MRC's peer-review.
The MRC supports research primarily through Canadian universities and their affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes. The CMCC is a leader in chiropractic research, with more than 50 research faculty and associates.
"As more Canadians seek chiropractic care, this research will have an important role in understanding the impact of chiropractic interventions within our country's health care," said Jean Moss, DC, president of the CMCC.
Dr. Henry Friesen, president of the MRC, said the partners share the common goal of "improving the health of Canadians by ensuring excellent training opportunities for Canadian health researchers."
"CMCC and the MRC will support the development of new knowledge that is relevant and important to health care," concluded Dr. Moss.