Strengthening and measuring research impact in global health: lessons from applying the FAIT framework

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Research
|   6 May 2019
Strengthening and measuring research impact in global health: lessons from applying the FAIT framework
To date, efforts to measure impact have largely focused on health research in high-income countries, reflecting where the majority of health research funding is spent. Nevertheless, there is a growing body of health and medical research being undertaken in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), supported by both development aid and established research funders. The Framework to Assess the Impact of Translational health research (FAIT) combines three approaches to measuring research impact (Payback, economic assessment and case study narrative). Its aim is to strengthen the focus on translation and impact measurement in health research. FAIT has been used by several Australian research initiatives; however, it has not been used in LMICs. Our aim was to apply FAIT in an LMIC context and evaluate its utility.
Authors: Rebecca Dodd, Shanthi Ramanathan, Blake Angell, David Peiris, Rohina Joshi, Andrew Searles and Jacqui Webster