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  1. Content type: Review

    Operations research (OR) is a discipline that uses advanced analytical methods (e.g. simulation, optimisation, decision analysis) to better understand complex systems and aid in decision-making.

    Authors: Beverly D. Bradley, Tiffany Jung, Ananya Tandon-Verma, Bassem Khoury, Timothy C. Y. Chan and Yu-Ling Cheng

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:32

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  2. Content type: Opinion

    With massive investment in health-related research, above and beyond investments in the management and delivery of healthcare and public health services, there has been increasing focus on the impact of health...

    Authors: Mark J. Dobrow, Fiona A. Miller, Cy Frank and Adalsteinn D. Brown

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:31

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  3. Content type: Research

    Research is a core business of universities globally, and is crucial in the scientific process as a precursor for knowledge uptake and use. We aimed to assess the academic productivity of post-graduate student...

    Authors: E. A. Obuku, J. N. Lavis, A. Kinengyere, D. K. Mafigiri, F. Sengooba, C. Karamagi and N. K. Sewankambo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:30

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    Quality and ethics need to be embedded into all areas of research with human participants. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines are international ethical and scientific quality standards for designing, cond...

    Authors: Patricia Henley, Varalakshmi Elango, Olaf Horstick, Riris Andono Ahmad, Christine Maure, Pascal Launois, Corinne Merle, Jamila Nabieva and Yodi Mahendradhata

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:28

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  5. Content type: Research

    This study examined how mental health clinic administrators decided whether or not to adopt evidence-based and other innovative practices by exploring their views of implementation barriers and facilitators an...

    Authors: Lawrence A. Palinkas, Mee Young Um, Chung Hyeon Jeong, Ka Ho Brian Chor, Serene Olin, Sarah M. Horwitz and Kimberly E. Hoagwood

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:27

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  6. Content type: Research

    A recognised research-to-practice gap exists in the health research field of sports injury prevention and safety promotion. There is a need for improved insight into increasing the relevancy, accessibility and...

    Authors: Sheree Bekker, Penny Paliadelis and Caroline F. Finch

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:25

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  7. Content type: Research

    We sought to analyse the impacts found, and the methods used, in a series of assessments of programmes and portfolios of health research consisting of multiple projects.

    Authors: Steve Hanney, Trisha Greenhalgh, Amanda Blatch-Jones, Matthew Glover and James Raftery

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:26

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  8. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Simon Deeming, Andrew Searles, Penny Reeves and Michael Nilsson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:22

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  9. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Eltony Mugomeri, Bisrat S. Bekele, Mamajoin Mafaesa, Charles Maibvise, Clemence Tarirai and Sunny E. Aiyuk

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:21

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  10. Content type: Research

    In recognition of the need for long-term planning for global health research, and to inform future global health research priorities, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID) carried ...

    Authors: David Mc Conalogue, Sue Kinn, Jo-Ann Mulligan and Malcolm McNeil

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:24

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  11. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: Martin Cooke, Nancy Waite, Katie Cook, Emily Milne, Feng Chang, Lisa McCarthy and Beth Sproule

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:20

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  12. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Eivind Engebretsen, Tony Joakim Sandset and John Ødemark

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:19

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  13. Content type: Study Protocol

    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...

    Authors: E. A. Obuku, J. N. Lavis, A. Kinengyere, D. K. Mafigiri, F. Sengooba, C. Karamagi and N. K. Sewankambo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:18

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  14. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Richard L. Reed, Ellen McIntyre, Eleanor Jackson-Bowers and Libby Kalucy

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:17

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  15. Content type: Review

    There is growing interest in the use of the management concept of a ‘learning organisation’. The objective of this review is to explore work undertaken towards the application of this concept to the health sec...

    Authors: E. Akhnif, J. Macq, M.O Idrissi Fakhreddine and B. Meessen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:16

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  16. Content type: Research

    Published descriptions of implementation strategies often lack precision and consistency, limiting replicability and slowing accumulation of knowledge. Recent publication guidelines for implementation strategi...

    Authors: Alicia C. Bunger, Byron J. Powell, Hillary A. Robertson, Hannah MacDowell, Sarah A. Birken and Christopher Shea

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:15

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  17. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Britta Zander and Reinhard Busse

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:13

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  18. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Pavel V. Ovseiko, Alison Chapple, Laurel D. Edmunds and Sue Ziebland

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:12

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  19. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Ingeborg Jahn, Claudia Börnhorst, Frauke Günther and Tilman Brand

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:11

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  20. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Andre Zida, John N. Lavis, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Bocar Kouyate, Kaelan Moat and Jessica Shearer

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:10

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Caroline L. Miller, Kathy Mott, Michael Cousins, Stephanie Miller, Anne Johnson, Tony Lawson and Steve Wesselingh

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:9

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  22. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:8

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

  23. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:6

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  24. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:7

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  25. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:5

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  26. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:4

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  27. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:3

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  28. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:2

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  29. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:1

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  30. Content type: Editorial

    In 2016, England’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) celebrated its tenth anniversary as an innovative national health research system with a focus on meeting patients’ needs. This provides a good ...

    Authors: Stephen R. Hanney and Miguel A. González-Block

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:90

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  31. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Martina Lembani, Gina Teddy, Dintle Molosiwa and Boroto Hwabamungu

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:89

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  32. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:88

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  33. Content type: Commentary

    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...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:87

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  34. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:86

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  35. Content type: 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 ...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:85

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  36. Content type: Research

    Enhancing the use of evidence in policymaking is critical to addressing the global burden of nutrition-related disease. Whilst the public health nutrition community has embraced evidence-informed policymaking,...

    Authors: P. Field, R. Gauld and M. Lawrence

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:84

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  37. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:83

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  38. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:81

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  39. Content type: Study Protocol

    Diabetes is highly prevalent in the Caribbean, associated with a high morbidity and mortality and is a recognised threat to economic and social development. Heads of Government in the Caribbean Community came ...

    Authors: L. Guariguata, C. Guell, T. A. Samuels, E. A. J. A. Rouwette, J. Woodcock, I. R. Hambleton and N. Unwin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:79

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  40. Content type: Research

    Policy dialogues are critical for developing responsive, effective, sustainable, evidence-informed policy. Our multidisciplinary team, including researchers, physicians and senior decision-makers, comprehensiv...

    Authors: Zaheed Damani, Gail MacKean, Eric Bohm, Brie DeMone, Brock Wright, Tom Noseworthy, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc and Deborah A. Marshall

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:78

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  41. Content type: Research

    Universities are significant contributors to research and technologies in health; however, the health needs of the world’s poor are historically neglected in research. Medical discoveries are frequently licens...

    Authors: Dzintars Gotham, Jonathan Meldrum, Vaitehi Nageshwaran, Christopher Counts, Nina Kumari, Manuel Martin, Ben Beattie and Nathan Post

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:76

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  42. Content type: Commentary

    Both sex (biological factors) and gender (socio-cultural factors) shape health. To produce the best possible health research evidence, it is essential to integrate sex and gender considerations throughout the ...

    Authors: Suzanne Day, Robin Mason, Stephanie Lagosky and Paula A. Rochon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:75

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  43. Content type: Research

    Little is known about allied health (AH) clinical practice guideline (CPG) activity in South Africa, and particularly in relation to primary health care (PHC). This paper reports on a scoping study undertaken ...

    Authors: Janine Margarita Dizon, Karen Grimmer, Shingai Machingaidze, Pam McLaren and Quinette Louw

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:77

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  44. Content type: Research

    To guide efficient investment of limited health resources in sub-Saharan Africa, local researchers need to be involved in, and guide, health system and policy research. While extensive survey and census data a...

    Authors: Dana R. Thomson, Muhammed Semakula, Lisa R. Hirschhorn, Megan Murray, Vedaste Ndahindwa, Anatole Manzi, Assumpta Mukabutera, Corine Karema, Jeanine Condo and Bethany Hedt-Gauthier

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:73

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