A CIHR Training Program in bridging scientific domains for drug safety and effectiveness.

Welcome to the CIHR Drug Safety & Effectiveness Cross-Disciplinary Training (DSECT) Program!

This training program bridges clinical therapeutics, active surveillance, administrative datasets, research methods, health services and policy, pharmaceutical policy, meta-analysis, and knowledge translation to better understand choosing, using, and losing medications within the context of drug safety and effectiveness.

As drugs become more expensive and more personalized, drug policy decision-making faces new and more difficult challenges. Effective solutions to challenging post-market medication issues are more likely to be generated when looking through a broad lens. To address these challenges, there is an urgent need to train scientists who can generate research to inform better pharmaceutical treatments, practices and policies related to post-market drug safety and effectiveness.


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DSECT Alumni Recognition Award – Call For Applications

Recipients will be recognized as a DSECT Program Alumni Recognition Award recipient at the Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics […]

DSECT 2021-2022 Applications Now Closed

Thanks to everyone who submitted an application to the DSECT program for the year 2020-2021. The applications are currently under review. […]

DSECT/DSEN Monthly Seminar Series will resume in January 2021!

On behalf of the DSECT program team, we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Check back here for information when the DSECT/DSEN monthly […]