Skip to McMaster Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to main content
McMaster logo

CIHR – IYS-Net Phase 1: Building Learning Health System Networks

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


The total amount available for Phase 1 of IYS-Net is $15,150,000. This total amount is enough to fund up to 14 grants.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

May 3, 2023

Sponsor Deadline:

May 17, 2023

Additional Dates:

  • Registration Deadline - April 4, 2023


The overarching objective of IYS-Net is to improve mental health services and outcomes for youth and their caregivers/families. This will be done by supporting pan-Canadian research, data and knowledge sharing across the IYS networks, thus enabling evidence-informed decision making that integrates research into practice and policy and strengthens each independent Learning Health System (LHS) network.

The specific objectives of Phase 1 are to:

  • Continue to build and strengthen research and knowledge mobilization capacity within and across IYS networks, including among researchers, service providers, decision makers, and policy makers.
  • Catalyze collaborations and knowledge sharing within and across IYS networks that will contribute evidence about best and wise practices regarding the development, implementation, policies, effectiveness, and ongoing monitoring of IYS in Canada, and using diverse research methods such as those based in Indigenous ways of knowing and engagement of youth and caregivers/families.
  • Support the uptake of common data approaches and open science practices within and across IYS networks to support LHS networks, and to identify best and wise practices for LHSs in community-based settings.
  • Facilitate effective and meaningful youth and caregiver/family engagement throughout all stages of the project, ensuring youth and caregivers/families, as well as providers and policy makers, all play key roles.


Additional Details.


If applying from the Faculty of Health Sciences, unless otherwise indicated, you no longer need to send documents to HRS Intake. Your first point of contact is your assigned Senior Grants Advisor.