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Aims and scope
Health Research Policy and Systems covers all aspects of the organisation and use of health research – including agenda setting, building health research capacity, and how research as a whole benefits decision makers, practitioners in health and related fields, and society at large.
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Embedding rapid reviews in health policy and systems decision-making: Impacts and lessons learned from four low- and middle-income countries
Functionality of technical working groups in enabling evidence-informed decision-making within Malawi's Ministry of Health: a cross-sectional qualitative study
Exploring the merits of research performance measures that comply with the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment and strategies to overcome barriers of adoption: qualitative interviews with administrators and researchers
Systems thinking methods: a worked example of supporting emergency medical services decision-makers to prioritize and contextually analyse potential interventions and their implementation
The utilisation of health research in policy-making: concepts, examples and methods of assessment
The role of NGOs in global health research for development
The application of systems thinking in health: why use systems thinking?
The 10 largest public and philanthropic funders of health research in the world: what they fund and how they distribute their funds
How to engage stakeholders in research: design principles to support improvement
Identifying priority technical and context-specific issues in improving the conduct, reporting and use of health economic evaluation in low- and middle-income countries
Health Research Policy and Systems (2018) 16:4
The authors aim to identify the top priority issues that impede the conduct, reporting and use of economic evaluation as well as potential solutions as an input for future research topics by the international Decision Support Initiative and other movements.
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New cross journal series
As part of a cross-journal series, we are calling for papers on 'Misinformation and health'. The series addresses topics related to the spread of false or misleading health information. More details can be found here.
Call for papers
We are delighted to announce a Call for Papers for our new thematic series on "The role of the health research system during the COVID-19 epidemic: experiences, challenges and future vision". This will focus on the role of health research systems in the control and management of COVID-19, so that the experiences of countries can be shared with each other and the lessons learned are accessible to all. More details can be found here.
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