The training program is established in collaboration with the Ontario Asthma Surveillance Information System (OASIS) and the Research Institute at The Hospital for Sick Children. Investigators (graduate students, fellows, junior faculty) from countries using the approach to combat chronic respiratory diseases proposed by the Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) will be encouraged to apply for this 7-week training opportunity. Participants will complete the sessions remotely via internet access.

The Respiratory GREAT Network faculty will provide expert knowledge and guidance on the methods and techniques for collecting, processing and analyzing surveillance data of respiratory diseases. Candidates accepted into the program will use the knowledge they’ve acquired to train others in their native country.

The training program will help support and train qualified respiratory clinician scientist candidates to develop their requisite knowledge and skills for surveillance and respiratory health services, evaluative and outcomes research. 


The fellowship will provide the following opportunities to the participating investigators:

  • Attending 7 free-of-charge research workshops on research designs, critical appraisals, surveillance, meta-analysis, applied biostatistics and knowledge transfer