Mission

  • To conduct empirical research on how the general climate for efforts to link research to action, research-production processes and systematic efforts to link research to action (including push efforts, efforts to facilitate user pull, user-pull efforts and exchange efforts) foster or hinder the use of research evidence in healthcare management and policymaking
  • To conduct empirical research on the public policymaking process and the factors that influence it, which include ideas (research evidence, other types of information and values), interests, and institutions
  • To regularly update a systematic review of the factors that influence whether and how research evidence is used in public policymaking
  • To derive concrete implications for research funders, research organizations, knowledge brokers, and policy decision-makers about how best to foster the use of research evidence in healthcare management and policymaking