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Table 11 Summary of operational dimension of governance of health research for funding institutions

From: Governance of health research funding institutions: an integrated conceptual framework and actionable functions of governance

Functions of governanceSalient dimension
Intelligence acquisition• Top versus bottom influence of outsiders
• Proactive versus reactive knowledge hunting
• Presence versus scarcity of organisational learning procedures
Strategy formulation• Research insider versus research outsider
• Single health sector versus multiple sector inputs
Resourcing and instrumentation• Providing support material for the entire research community versus restricting it to grantees
• Providing open grant versus targeted grant
• Pushing or not for linkages to healthcare benefits
• Questioning or not competitiveness in a globalised research environment
Management of relationships• Internal versus external partners
• Customary versus recurrent partnerships
Accountability and performance• Disclosure of process or results
• Follow-up on diverging behaviour or not
• Committee related information online or not