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.


Upcoming Event

April 2024
2 Days

16th EViR Funders’ Forum Roundtable Meeting April 2024

We are excited to announce the 2024 Spring EViR Roundtable meeting which will take place on 25 and 26 April. The programme is currently under development and subject to input from the Autumn meeting but we urge you to save the dates and prepare to join us virtually.

Join us in our virtual event where we will delve into various subjects, with a special emphasis on advancing transparency in research and exploring the advantages and challenges associated with artificial intelligence. Day 2 is exclusively reserved for EViR members, concentrating on the key areas highlighted in our Strategy Workplan.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage, learn, and contribute to shaping the future!



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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