The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) identified itself as playing a hands-on, central role in the CHVI, actively helping to steer and manage the Initiative.
The role of Industry Canada is to engage the private sector in the CHVI, particularly with respect to sharing private sector expertise in commercialization and manufacturing of products.
A discussion paper was commissioned by PHAC to clarify the key principle of global access within the context of the CHVI. (67) The work included defining the operational components to fulfill the principle of global access within the CHVI, particularly in the production of clinical trial lots, and identifying global access considerations and implications that may influence design and delivery of the CHVI program components over the next five years.
Researchers in particular recommended several different funding models that might be considered, from operating grants to collaborative research grants, and should be consulted further on any proposed funding models developed by CHVI.
(1) The CHVI is a collaborative undertaking between the Government of Canada (Canadian International Development Agency, Public Health Agency of Canada, Industry Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Health Canada) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
(3) Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI), "Goals," online: CHVI <http://www.chvi-icvv.gc.ca/goal-objec-eng.html>.