Where health research funders from around the world come together to advance their practice and increase the value of research

Since 2017, Ensuring Value in Research Funders’ Forum (EViR) offers an international community of shared practice, facilitated learning and agreed standards.

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EViR members work together to advance the practice of health-related research and research funding, in order to increase the value of health-related research

The Ensuring Value in Research (EViR) Funders’ Forum started in 2017, with meetings in London, Den Haag and Washington DC.

Making a bigger difference with health-related research

Organisations that fund health-related research or set funding policy have a responsibility not only to advance knowledge but also the practices of health-related research. Health research funders play an important role in:

  • setting research agendas,
  • selecting which studies to fund,
  • ensuring the quality of the research conducted and disseminated.

Benefits of membership include access to this community, resources and expertise developed, as well as active participation in and influence on the future priorities and direction of the Forum.

Membership

Upcoming Event

June 2022
Wednesday
29
Jun

Fifth D&I Interest Group Meeting

As Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Interest Group, we aim to dig deeper into the types of activities that funders carry out in this area and the factors that influence their success. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the preliminary results of the Research on Research project, Implementation2Impact, carried out by Wendy Reijmerink and colleagues from ZonMw looking at the Participatory Knowledge Infrastructures (PKI’s).

If you are interested in joining us on 29 June 2022 from 14:00-15:30 BST please contact us.

Virtual14.00pm—15.30pm

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Ensuring value in health-related research

The Ensuring Value in Research (EViR) Funders’ Forum developed in June 2017 a Consensus Statement and Guiding Principles to reduce the loss of any research because of it asks the wrong questions, lacks robust research design, is not published or reports are not usable or accessible.

Together, we have agreed on some Guiding Principles to help funders increase the value of health-related research

View our Guiding PrinciplesView Consensus Statement