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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

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