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EVIDENCE-BASED DECISIONS

Science and research have crucial roles to play in the policy process.

The world’s most complex challenges — disease, global security, sustainable and inclusive economic growth, the protection of human rights — require well-informed and coordinated efforts by governments, public institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector. Together with CIFAR fellows and policy leaders, we are informing global policy and inspiring scholarly inquiry.

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SPOTLIGHT

Knowledge Mobilization in action.

We are convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity.

CIFAR’s Child & Brain Development program and international development leaders, front-line child psychologists, and humanitarian organizations are establishing new childhood development and intervention programs.

CIFAR’s Humans & the Microbiome program and public health leaders are informing new public health programs, practices and policies.

CIFAR’s Learning in Machines & Brains program, industry, and experts in policy and law are addressing complex ethical issues in the implementation of AI.

CIFAR’s Quantum Materials program, policy makers, and institutional research leaders are developing a national strategy that reimagines quantum materials research infrastructure.

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CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec as well as foundations, individuals, corporations, and international partner organizations.

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