Format for submission

Proposals for new studies should include:

  • name of principal author
  • brief abstract of proposal
  • proposed starting date
  • proposed duration
  • question(s) to be addressed by study
  • statement of justification, including how the information could be used
  • case definition
  • expected number of cases
  • availability of ethical approval (state source of approval)
  • funding arrangements
  • identification of projected date for completion of analysis and submission for publication. A critical component for every CPSP study is a solid design, analytical and publication plan. Knowledge translation plans should be described for dissemination of study results.

Proposals can be submitted at any time to the program manager, at, and will be reviewed twice yearly in conjunction with CPSP Steering Committee meetings.