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  1. Research

    A need to accelerate health research productivity in an African University: the case of Makerere University College of Health Sciences

    In the last decade, Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) has taken strides in research and training to improve healthcare through collaborative training and research programs. However, there...

    Damalie Nakanjako, Dickens Akena, Dan K. Kaye, James Tumwine, Elialilia Okello, Annettee Nakimuli, Andrew Kambugu, Hazel McCullough, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Moses R. Kamya and Nelson K. Sewankambo

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:33

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  2. Review

    Operations research in global health: a scoping review with a focus on the themes of health equity and impact

    Operations research (OR) is a discipline that uses advanced analytical methods (e.g. simulation, optimisation, decision analysis) to better understand complex systems and aid in decision-making.

    Beverly D. Bradley, Tiffany Jung, Ananya Tandon-Verma, Bassem Khoury, Timothy C. Y. Chan and Yu-Ling Cheng

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:32

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  3. Research

    Academic research productivity of post-graduate students at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda, from 1996 to 2010: a retrospective review

    Research is a core business of universities globally, and is crucial in the scientific process as a precursor for knowledge uptake and use. We aimed to assess the academic productivity of post-graduate student...

    E. A. Obuku, J. N. Lavis, A. Kinengyere, D. K. Mafigiri, F. Sengooba, C. Karamagi and N. K. Sewankambo

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:30

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  4. Commentary

    Development of the Good Health Research Practice course: ensuring quality across all health research in humans

    Quality and ethics need to be embedded into all areas of research with human participants. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines are international ethical and scientific quality standards for designing, cond...

    Patricia Henley, Varalakshmi Elango, Olaf Horstick, Riris Andono Ahmad, Christine Maure, Pascal Launois, Corinne Merle, Jamila Nabieva and Yodi Mahendradhata

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:28

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  5. Research

    Adoption of innovative and evidence-based practices for children and adolescents in state-supported mental health clinics: a qualitative study

    This study examined how mental health clinic administrators decided whether or not to adopt evidence-based and other innovative practices by exploring their views of implementation barriers and facilitators an...

    Lawrence A. Palinkas, Mee Young Um, Chung Hyeon Jeong, Ka Ho Brian Chor, Serene Olin, Sarah M. Horwitz and Kimberly E. Hoagwood

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:27

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  6. Research

    International consultation on long-term global health research priorities, research capacity and research uptake in developing countries

    In recognition of the need for long-term planning for global health research, and to inform future global health research priorities, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID) carried ...

    David Mc Conalogue, Sue Kinn, Jo-Ann Mulligan and Malcolm McNeil

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:24

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  7. Review

    A 30-year bibliometric analysis of research coverage on HIV and AIDS in Lesotho

    Given the well documented undesired impacts of HIV/AIDS globally, there is a need to create a statistical inventory of research output on HIV/AIDS. This need is particularly important for a country such as Les...

    Eltony Mugomeri, Bisrat S. Bekele, Mamajoin Mafaesa, Charles Maibvise, Clemence Tarirai and Sunny E. Aiyuk

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:21

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  8. Review

    Measuring research impact in Australia’s medical research institutes: a scoping literature review of the objectives for and an assessment of the capabilities of research impact assessment frameworks

    Realising the economic potential of research institutions, including medical research institutes, represents a policy imperative for many Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development nations. The ass...

    Simon Deeming, Andrew Searles, Penny Reeves and Michael Nilsson

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:22

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  9. Research

    Incorporating sex, gender and vulnerable populations in a large multisite health research programme: The Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network as a case study

    Funders now frequently require that sex and gender be considered in research programmes, but provide little guidance about how this can be accomplished, especially in large research programmes. The purpose of ...

    Martin Cooke, Nancy Waite, Katie Cook, Emily Milne, Feng Chang, Lisa McCarthy and Beth Sproule

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:20

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  10. Commentary

    Expanding the knowledge translation metaphor

    Knowledge translation (KT) is a buzzword in modern medical science. However, there has been little theoretical reflection on translation as a process of meaning production in KT. In this paper, we argue that K...

    Eivind Engebretsen, Tony Joakim Sandset and John Ødemark

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:19

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  11. Study Protocol

    Where is students’ research in evidence-informed decision-making in health? Assessing productivity and use of postgraduate students’ research in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

    Investing in research that is not accessible or used is a waste of resources and an injustice to human subject participants. Post-graduate students’ research in institutions of higher learning involves conside...

    E. A. Obuku, J. N. Lavis, A. Kinengyere, D. K. Mafigiri, F. Sengooba, C. Karamagi and N. K. Sewankambo

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:18

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  12. Research

    Pathways to research impact in primary healthcare: What do Australian primary healthcare researchers believe works best to facilitate the use of their research findings?

    Primary healthcare researchers are under increasing pressure to demonstrate measurable and lasting improvement in clinical practice and healthcare policy as a result of their work. It is therefore important to...

    Richard L. Reed, Ellen McIntyre, Eleanor Jackson-Bowers and Libby Kalucy

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:17

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  13. Research

    Tracking implementation strategies: a description of a practical approach and early findings

    Published descriptions of implementation strategies often lack precision and consistency, limiting replicability and slowing accumulation of knowledge. Recent publication guidelines for implementation strategi...

    Alicia C. Bunger, Byron J. Powell, Hillary A. Robertson, Hannah MacDowell, Sarah A. Birken and Christopher Shea

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:15

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  14. Research

    Is there enough research output of EU projects available to assess and improve health system performance? An attempt to understand and categorise the output of EU projects conducted between 2002 and 2012

    Adequate performance assessment benefits from the use of disaggregated data to allow a proper evaluation of health systems. Since routinely collected data are usually not disaggregated enough to allow stratifi...

    Britta Zander and Reinhard Busse

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:13

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  15. Research

    Advancing gender equality through the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science: an exploratory study of women’s and men’s perceptions

    While in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia, higher education and research institutions are widely engaged with the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science to advance gender equality, empirical resear...

    Pavel V. Ovseiko, Alison Chapple, Laurel D. Edmunds and Sue Ziebland

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:12

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  16. Research

    Examples of sex/gender sensitivity in epidemiological research: results of an evaluation of original articles published in JECH 2006–2014

    During the last decades, sex and gender biases have been identified in various areas of biomedical and public health research, leading to compromised validity of research findings. As a response, methodologica...

    Ingeborg Jahn, Claudia Börnhorst, Frauke Günther and Tilman Brand

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:11

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  17. Research

    Analysis of the policymaking process in Burkina Faso’s health sector: case studies of the creation of two health system support units

    Burkina Faso has made a number of health system policy decisions to improve performance on health indicators and strengthen responsiveness to health-related challenges. These included the creation of a General...

    Andre Zida, John N. Lavis, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Bocar Kouyate, Kaelan Moat and Jessica Shearer

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:10

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  18. Commentary

    Integrating consumer engagement in health and medical research – an Australian framework

    Quality practice of consumer engagement is still in its infancy in many sectors of medical research. The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) identified, early in its development, th...

    Caroline L. Miller, Kathy Mott, Michael Cousins, Stephanie Miller, Anne Johnson, Tony Lawson and Steve Wesselingh

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:9

    Published on: 10 February 2017

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