A paper explores options for modifying or replacing peer review in the research funding system, including lotteries; self-review; open peer review; broadening participation; innovation prizes; and new technologies.
Researchers reviewed metrics for evaluating research portfolios used by medical research organizations and appraised their characteristics. Organizations can use their results to help select, develop, and revise metrics for research portfolios.
Researchers appraised metrics that medical research entities use to evaluate research portfolios. The work can help organizations select, develop, and revise metrics for their portfolios. This brief summarizes the findings and recommendations.
RAND Europe conducted a study to explore current and future changes in the research landscape (shifting environment, rapid technological developments and public policy) and how this may affect the nature of national research assessment (REF).
This report details the results of a survey of institutional research boards (IRBs) to obtain baseline information on their demographics and their attitudes about their IRBs and the likely effects of proposed changes to the Revised Common Rule.
The aim of this study is to help NHMRC think about ways to assess and measure the impact of the changes to their restructured grant program in terms of burden, creativity and innovation, and equality of opportunity across career stages.
A new framework for assessing the maturity of knowledge products (outputs from health science research) assigns each product to a knowledge readiness level, to help the U.S. Army make better decisions about its health science research portfolio.
Stakeholder engagement is increasingly common in health research. But who should be involved, and in what way? And what difference will it make? Researchers can use frameworks to lay out a path for projects that engage multiple stakeholders.
A number of conditions, and their interaction, are essential to the translation and innovation process across sectors. Policy interventions can support innovation but evidence of their effectiveness is currently limited.
There are numerous benefits from R&I that are not well captured by current economic approaches. Investing in evaluation and methodological development could help develop a more holistic perspective on the benefits of R&I in the UK.
RAND researchers identified best practices for engaging participants in the All of Us Research Program, which collects long-term health data from 1 million U.S. adults. Engagement involves awareness, enrollment, and retention of program participants.
In 2009, RAND Europe conducted a literature review to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of peer review for grant funding. This report updates that review and adds case studies exploring peer review practice at six international funders.
This study explores the contribution of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare programme to innovation in the NHS (National Health Service). It was commissioned by the UK Department of Health Policy Research Programme.