Proposal for a National Research Program

IfIS, in collaboration with IMPACT, has submitted a proposal for a National Research Program (NRP). The title of the proposal is "Improving Effectiveness in Health Care through the Targeted Transfer of Research Findings into Practice."

The translation of promising scientific findings from clinical research to patient care is often referred to as the “valley of death” because this transfer is frequently unsuccessful.

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition that the implementation of evidence-based interventions must be actively researched, considering the context in which research findings are implemented to achieve appropriate uptake. The interaction between the context, the actors operating within, as well as the intervention to be implemented strongly determine the extent to which research findings are applied in practice.

By studying these interactions, the NRP aims to contribute to increasing the value of academic clinical research, reducing low-value-care, and developing sustainable health care.

The proposal is broadly supported: researchers from the University of Basel, the University of Geneva, the University of Lausanne, the University of Zurich, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute are co-authors. Eight further institutions actively support the proposal.

Olivia Tjon-A-Meeuw