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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Research

    The concept of ‘vulnerability’ in research ethics: an in-depth analysis of policies and guidelines

    The concept of vulnerability has held a central place in research ethics guidance since its introduction in the United States Belmont Report in 1979. It signals mindfulness for researchers and research ethics ...

    Dearbhail Bracken-Roche, Emily Bell, Mary Ellen Macdonald and Eric Racine

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:8

    Published on: 7 February 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:29

  8. Research

    Identifying and characterising health policy and system-relevant documents in Uganda: a scoping review to develop a framework for the development of a one-stop shop

    Health policymakers in low- and middle-income countries continue to face difficulties in accessing and using research evidence for decision-making. This study aimed to identify and provide a refined categorisa...

    Boniface Mutatina, Robert Basaza, Ekwaro Obuku, John N. Lavis and Nelson Sewankambo

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:7

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  9. Research

    Allied health research positions: a qualitative evaluation of their impact

    Research positions embedded within healthcare settings have been identified as an enabler to allied health professional (AHP) research capacity; however, there is currently limited research formally evaluating...

    Rachel J. Wenke, Elizabeth C. Ward, Ingrid Hickman, Julie Hulcombe, Rachel Phillips and Sharon Mickan

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:6

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  10. Research

    Unravelling networks in local public health policymaking in three European countries – a systems analysis

    Facilitating and enhancing interaction between stakeholders involved in the policymaking process to stimulate collaboration and use of evidence, is important to foster the development of effective Health Enhan...

    Hilde P. E. M. Spitters, Cathrine J. Lau, Petru Sandu, Marcel Quanjel, Diana Dulf, Charlotte Glümer, Hans A. M. van Oers and Ien A. M. van de Goor

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:5

    Published on: 3 February 2017

  11. Review

    Economies of scale and scope in publicly funded biomedical and health research: evidence from the literature

    Publicly funded biomedical and health research is expected to achieve the best return possible for taxpayers and for society generally. It is therefore important to know whether such research is more productiv...

    Karla Hernandez-Villafuerte, Jon Sussex, Enora Robin, Sue Guthrie and Steve Wooding

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:3

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  12. Research

    What do we think we are doing? How might a clinical information network be promoting implementation of recommended paediatric care practices in Kenyan hospitals?

    The creation of a clinical network was proposed as a means to promote implementation of a set of recommended clinical practices targeting inpatient paediatric care in Kenya. The rationale for selecting a netwo...

    Mike English, Philip Ayieko, Rachel Nyamai, Fred Were, David Githanga and Grace Irimu

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:4

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  13. Research

    Does a biomedical research centre affect patient care in local hospitals?

    Biomedical research can have impacts on patient care at research-active hospitals. We qualitatively evaluated the impact of the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (Oxford BRC), a university-hospital partnership...

    Catherine A Lichten, Grace Marsden, Alexandra Pollitt, Vasiliki Kiparoglou, Keith M Channon and Jon Sussex

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:2

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  14. Research

    Development and validation of SEER (Seeking, Engaging with and Evaluating Research): a measure of policymakers’ capacity to engage with and use research

    Capacity building strategies are widely used to increase the use of research in policy development. However, a lack of well-validated measures for policy contexts has hampered efforts to identify priorities fo...

    Sue E. Brennan, Joanne E. McKenzie, Tari Turner, Sally Redman, Steve Makkar, Anna Williamson, Abby Haynes and Sally E. Green

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:1

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  15. Research

    Post-doctoral research fellowship as a health policy and systems research capacity development intervention: a case of the CHESAI initiative

    Building capacity in health policy and systems research (HPSR), especially in low- and middle-income countries, remains a challenge. Various approaches have been suggested and implemented by scholars and insti...

    Martina Lembani, Gina Teddy, Dintle Molosiwa and Boroto Hwabamungu

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:89

    Published on: 20 December 2016

  16. Review

    Scaling up complex interventions: insights from a realist synthesis

    Preventing chronic diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, requires complex interventions, involving multi-component and multi-level efforts that are tailored to the contexts in which th...

    Cameron D. Willis, Barbara L. Riley, Lisa Stockton, Aneta Abramowicz, Dana Zummach, Geoff Wong, Kerry L. Robinson and Allan Best

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:88

    Published on: 19 December 2016

  17. Commentary

    Harmonisation and standardisation of health sector and programme reviews and evaluations – how can they better inform health policy dialogue?

    Health sector and programme performance assessments provide a rich source of contextual data directly linked to implementation of programmes and can inform health policy dialogue, planning and resource allocat...

    Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Prosper Tumusiime, Jennifer Nyoni and Aku Kwamie

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:87

    Published on: 16 December 2016

  18. Research

    The influence of cost-per-DALY information in health prioritisation and desirable features for a registry: a survey of health policy experts in Vietnam, India and Bangladesh

    Economic evaluation has been implemented to inform policy in many areas, including coverage decisions, technology pricing, and the development of clinical practice guidelines. However, there are barriers to ev...

    Yot Teerawattananon, Sripen Tantivess, Inthira Yamabhai, Nattha Tritasavit, Damian G. Walker, Joshua T. Cohen and Peter J. Neumann

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:86

    Published on: 3 December 2016

  19. Research

    Impact of tailored blogs and content on usage of Web CIPHER – an online platform to help policymakers better engage with evidence from research

    There is a need to develop innovations that can help bridge the gap between research and policy. Web CIPHER is an online tool designed to help policymakers better engage with research in order to increase its ...

    Steve R. Makkar, Megan Howe, Anna Williamson and Frances Gilham

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:85

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  20. Review

    What are the best methodologies for rapid reviews of the research evidence for evidence-informed decision making in health policy and practice: a rapid review

    Rapid reviews have the potential to overcome a key barrier to the use of research evidence in decision making, namely that of the lack of timely and relevant research. This rapid review of systematic reviews a...

    Michelle M. Haby, Evelina Chapman, Rachel Clark, Jorge Barreto, Ludovic Reveiz and John N. Lavis

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:83

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  21. Review

    Mapping genetic research in non-communicable disease publications in selected Arab countries: first step towards a guided research agenda

    In the Arab world, intervention and policy response to non-communicable diseases (NCD) has been weak despite extensive epidemiological evidence highlighting the alarmingly increased prevalence of chronic disea...

    Zeina Jamaluddine, Abla Mehio Sibai, Shahd Othman and Soha Yazbek

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:81

    Published on: 10 November 2016

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