Journal article

Implementing a protocol for a research impact assessment of the Centre for Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery

Shanthi Ramanathan, Penny Reeves, Simon Deeming, Julie Bernhardt, Michael Nilsson, Dominique A Cadilhac, Frederick Rohan Walker, Leeanne Carey, Sandy Middleton, Elizabeth Lynch, Andrew Searles

HEALTH RESEARCH POLICY AND SYSTEMS | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is growing recognition that the wider benefits of research (economic, social and health impacts) should be assessed and valued alongside traditional research performance metrics such as peer-reviewed papers. Translation of findings into policy and practice needs to accelerate and pathways to impact need to be better understood. This research protocol outlines a mixed methods study to apply the Framework to Assess the Impact from Translational health research (FAIT) to the Centre for Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery (CRE-Stroke). FAIT is purpose-designed to encourage research translation and assess research impact but lacks validation. METHODS/..

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Grants

Awarded by nationally competitive grant through the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council: Dominique Cadilhac (Heart Foundation)


Funding Acknowledgements

The work as described in this manuscript is funded as part of a nationally competitive grant (Grant ID 1077898) through the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. The funding body was not involved in the design of the study and will not be involved in the collection, analysis and interpretation of the data or writing of the results. The following authors hold research fellowships: National Health and Medical Research Council: Dominique Cadilhac (1063761 co funded Heart Foundation) and Julie Bernhardt (1058635).