Become a member

All researchers working in Population and Public Health as well as Health Services and Policies Research in Quebec may become a Researcher Member. The Network adheres to the definition of an independant investigator according to the rules of the FRQ-S.

Graduate students supervised by a regular researcher member, professionals and policymakers from Quebec can also become members.

Membership Request

  • Researchers membership applications are evaluated by the Board of Directors of the Network.
  • New membership applications for partners and students are treated by the scientific direction.
  • A favorable decision is made on the basis of potential scientific contribution to the Network and the link between the applicant's research expertise and the Network's mission as well as current or future collaborations with QPHRN's members.
  • Three years renewable term.

Type of members

Regular researcher member: holds a PhD (or equivalent), who holds a position of researcher or teacher in a university or college institution or in health and social services and works in priority on research topics within the Network’s strategic groups.

Associate member: person involved in population health research activities or uses population health research results, but does not actively participate in the Network’s activities. He/she can be a clinician, a professional, a worker, a manager, a decision maker or an independent researcher as FRQS rules whose research themes are not represented in the strategic groups of the Network.

Student member: studying at Masters, PhD or post-doctoral level whose research theme deals with population health and is supervised by a regular researcher member of our Network.

Benefits

The Network’s membership provides the following benefits:

Regular researcher’s members have access to regular activity programs and research support provided by the Network. They are part of the Members' Assembly and entitled to vote at the general assembly.

Associate members may participate in the Members' Assembly (but no voting privilege).

Student members have access to the programs of activities and research support provided by the Network. They can participate in the Members' Assembly (but no voting privilege).

Obligations

In order to maintain their membership in the Network, regular researcher members shall:

  • Participate in the Network’s scientific events;
  • Participate in our Network’s various committees and development;
  • Participate, as required, in the preparation of the Network's renewal applications;
  • Share their research topics with the leaders of our Network’s strategic groups to which they relate
  • Participate, as required, to the scientific evaluation of requests for research support of the Network;
  • Participate in the general assemblies of members;
  • Provide information annually on their scientific output resulting from the Network’s support;
  • Recognize the financial contribution of the Network in any scientific activity that follows.

Associate and student members must:

  • Provide information on their scientific output resulting from the Network’s support;
  • Recognize the financial contribution of the Network in any scientific activity that follows.

The absence of any scientific activity or participation in the Network's usual activities for a period of two years may lead to a change or loss of membership of the Network.

Consult our Charter for more information.

Coordination

Quebec population health research network (RRSPQ)
Thierry Hurlimann
Université de Montréal, IRSPUM
Pavillon 7101 Avenue du Parc, Bureau 3025 - 3° étage
Montreal, (Québec) H3N 1X7
Email: rrspq.coordination@gmail.com

 

Disclaimer

Any member who no longer wish to be part of the Network must submit his withdrawal letter or email to the scientific director of the QPRHN.