This self-assessment tool is based on the EViR Guiding Principles and on international good practice recommendations in the 2014 Lancet series on research waste led by Iain Chalmers and Paul Glasziou. PCORI and HRB have both undertaken a self-audit based on the Lancet framework, which addresses all actors in the research landscape. EViR considered a tool specifically focussing on good practice recommendations for funders to be useful. The tool helps funders to drive change, improving the utility, safeguarding the validity and reliability, and improving the dissemination, knowledge mobilisation and implementation of research.
The purpose of the EViR Self-Assessment Tool is to:
- Facilitate research funding organisations to reflect on their policies and practices throughout all aspects of funding activity in a structured way, with the intent to further strengthen value and uptake in the research they fund;
- Facilitate deep engagement with the EViR principles;
- Facilitate repeat assessments over time to monitor continuous improvements; and
- Over time, build up a repository of good practice and identify potential sources of advice for other funders
The self-assessment should above all be useful to the organisation. It may be published or used solely internally, however once started it should spur on internal conversations.
The Self-Assessment Tool is available to EViR member organisations only.