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Table 7 About strategy formulation across funding institutions by case

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

Country, institutionActions related to strategy formulation
Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)• Strategic plan of CIHR available
• Mission and values of CIHR and institutes available
• Representation of citizens on board of CIHR and some institutes
• Involvement of institutional partners in health (health ministry, etc.) to set up priority themes of institutes
Australia, National Health and Medical Research Agency (NHMRC)• Strategic direction available online
• Open invitation online to comment a proposal for a specific strategy
• Chief medical officer/chief health officer for each state and territory sit on the institution CEO identifies major national health issues
United States, National Institutes of Health (NIH)• Each institute and centre has a strategic plan available
• Some interagency initiatives with strategic plans
• NIH with roadmap on 21st century vision
• NIH priority set by scientific community, institutes and centre advisory agency, public, congress and administration, others
Singapore, National Medical Research Agency (NMRC)• Mission statement available
• 1 multidisciplinary local review panel
Sweden, Swedish Research Agency (SRC) and Scientific Council for Medicine (SCM)• Online strategy
• Involvement of the research community in strategy formulation through elected university members of institutions and SRC board
United Kingdom, National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)• Online statement
• NIHR advisory board with leaders from academics, patient and public representatives to give advice on strategic development
• Translation research under a cooperation with Medical Research Council, coordinated by a new Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research
The Netherlands, The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)• Government and policy-makers contribute to the discussions and decisions of the advisory committee for eligible programmes to fund