Collaborative and partnership research for improvement of health and social services: researcher’s experiences from 20 projects

Health Research Policy and Systems
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[Accessed 2 Jun 2018]

Research
30 May 2018
Collaborative and partnership research for improvement of health and social services: researcher’s experiences from 20 projects
Getting research into policy and practice in healthcare is a recognised, world-wide concern. As an attempt to bridge the gap between research and practice, research funders are requesting more interdisciplinary and collaborative research, while actual experiences of such processes have been less studied. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to gain more knowledge on the interdisciplinary, collaborative and partnership research process by investigating researchers’ experiences of and approaches to the process, based on their participation in an inventive national research programme. The programme aimed to boost collaborative and partnership research and build learning structures, while improving ways to lead, manage and develop practices in Swedish health and social services.
Authors: M. E. Nyström, J. Karltun, C. Keller and B. Andersson Gare