Research Capacity Strengthening. Concepts, components and achievements Prof Ruairí Brugha Dr Elaine Byrne. Common goals. Common goals between IA and the HEI researchers pro-poor development and the elimination of global inequities
Concepts, components and achievements
Prof Ruairí Brugha Dr Elaine Byrne
Research = re-cherche (to search closely)
“search for knowledge or any systematic investigation to establish facts”
“Applied research involves the systematic application of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge”
A.Policy makers and practitioners require reliable EVIDENCE
Research capacity development is the process by which individuals, organizations and societies develop abilities (individually and collectively) to perform functions effectively, efficiently and in a sustainable manner to define problems, set objectives and priorities, build sustainable institutions and bring solutions to key national problems.
(Global Forum for Health Research, 2000, p134)
National Health Research Systems
Different levels of building research capacity.
(Adapted from Lansang and Dennis, 2004, Fig. 1. Examples of efforts to build research capacity, ranging from individual to global movements, p764)
Explained further in breakaway session