Our Focus

CIRN’s goals remain consistent with that of PCIRN, however, the network will not be limited to influenza research alone. Rather, CIRN will cover a broader scope of research pertaining to all areas of vaccine, immunization, and infectious diseases. The network will strive to achieve the following goals:

  1. Continue to perform vaccine research to inform health policy in Canada.
  2. Maintain an active research network capable of immediate response to infectious disease threats in Canada.
  3. Further develop collaborations between Canadian vaccine experts.
  4. Train the next generation of pandemic vaccine researchers.
  5. Perform applied public health research and vaccine evaluations of high priority for Canadian health decision makers.