How are evidence generation partnerships between researchers and policy-makers enacted in practice? A qualitative interview study

Health Research Policy and Systems
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Research
|   15 April 2019
How are evidence generation partnerships between researchers and policy-makers enacted in practice? A qualitative interview study
Evidence generation partnerships between researchers and policy-makers are a potential method for producing more relevant research with greater potential to impact on policy and practice. Little is known about how such partnerships are enacted in practice, however, or how to increase their effectiveness. We aimed to determine why researchers and policy-makers choose to work together, how they work together, which partnership models are most common, and what the key (1) relationship-based and (2) practical components of successful research partnerships are.
Authors: Anna Williamson, Hannah Tait, Fadi El Jardali, Luke Wolfenden, Sarah Thackway, Jessica Stewart, Lyndal O’Leary and Julie Dixon