Canadian Institutes of Health Research: A New Granting Organization for MEDLINE®/PubMed®
NLM® now carries the Canadian Institutes of Health Research as a granting organization in the Grant Number (GR) field in PubMed. Effective mid-October 2009, when a published article has an acknowledgement of funding support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), that information is added to the PubMed journal article citation. The grant information may be the organization name only, or the name and the grant number.
The new information looks like this in a PubMed Abstract display:
- Grant Support:
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Canada
- MOP-89794/Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Canada
- 193588/Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Canada
- MOP49521/Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Canada
- MOP 77800 PI AQV/Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Canada
When a grant number has been provided, it is displayed first followed by the organization name, and then the country name. Note that the name is spelled out in full for this organization, similar to the way the organizations from the United Kingdom are processed.
Search for this new granting organization using either the full name or pieces of the name, e.g.:
- canadian institutes of health research [gr]
- canadian institutes [gr]
- canadian [gr]
A search using the country name alone retrieves the same records as well because this is the only Canadian organization in the Grant Number field at this time, e.g.:
- canada [gr]
Comprehensive searching for a grant number is more complicated because the information is not reported in a standardized format (refer to the various formats observed above in the display examples). For example:
- mop-89794 [gr] OR mop89794 [gr] OR mop 89794 [gr] OR 89794 [gr] AND canada [gr]
Include the country name in the search to be sure that the results are for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, especially if searching only on a number string, e.g.:
- 193588 [gr] AND canada [gr]
The corresponding research support Publication Type (PT) for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research is Research Support, Non-U.S. Government. NLM adds this PT based on the information found in the published journal article. If the grant information comes only from a manuscript deposited in PMC and the grant is not mentioned in the article, then the PT will not be added to the citation. The recommended PubMed search for non-U.S. Government funded research now is:
- research support, non-u.s. gov't [pt] OR united kingdom [gr] OR canada [gr]
Be aware that grant numbers, along with the corresponding research support Publication Types, can appear on in process records.
A PubMed Central Canada manuscript submission system will be implemented in early 2010. This will be another source for grant information from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Grant Number Information Web Page Updated
The Grant Number Information Found in the GR Field in MEDLINE®/PubMed® Web page has been updated to include the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Knecht LS. Canadian Institutes of Health Research: A New Granting Organization for MEDLINE®/PubMed®. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Jan-Feb;(372):e2.