Research funders’ roles and perceived responsibilities in relation to the implementation of clinical research results:: a multiple case study of Swedish research funders
2015 (English)In: Implementation Science, ISSN 1748-5908, E-ISSN 1748-5908, Vol. 10, 100Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Implementation of clinical research results is challenging, yet the responsibility for implementation is seldom addressed. The process from research to the use of clinical research results in health care can be facilitated by research funders. In this paper, we report the roles of ten Swedish research funders in relation to implementation and their views on responsibilities in implementation.
Ten cases were studied and compared using semi-structured interviews. In addition, websites and key documents were reviewed. Eight facilitative roles for research funders in relation to the implementation of clinical research results were identified. Three of them were common for several funders: “Advocacy work,” “Monitoring implementation outcomes,” and “Dissemination of knowledge.” Moreover, the research funders identified six different actors responsible for implementation, five of which belonged to the healthcare setting. Collective and organizational responsibilities were the most common forms of responsibilities among the identified actors responsible for implementation.
The roles commonly identified by the Swedish funders, “Advocacy work,” “Monitoring implementation outcomes,” and “Dissemination of knowledge,” seem feasible facilitative roles in relation to the implementation of clinical research results. However, many actors identified as responsible for implementation together with the fact that collective and organizational responsibilities were the most common forms of responsibilities entail a risk of implementation becoming no one’s responsibility.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 10, 100
Quality improvemen, Implementation responsibility, Support of research, Research funder roles
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Engineering and Technology
Research subject Health Care Research; Engineering Science with specialization in industrial engineering and management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260115DOI: 10.1186/s13012-015-0290-5ISI: 000358032100002PubMedID: 26183210OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-260115DiVA: diva2:846394
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