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Health Research Governance: Introduction of a New Web-based Research Evaluation Model in Iran: One-decade Experience


Background: Governance is one of the main functions of Health Research System (HRS) that consist of four essential elements such as setting up evaluation system. The goal of this study was to introduce a new web based research evaluation model in Iran.

Methods: Based on main elements of governance, research indicators have been clarified and with cooperation of technical team, appropriate software was designed. Three main steps in this study consist of developing of mission-oriented program, creating enabling environment and set up Iran Research Medical Portal as a center for research evaluation.

Results: Fifty-two universities of medical sciences in three types have been participated. After training the evaluation focal points in all of medical universities, access to data entry and uploading all of documents were provided. Regarding to mission – based program, the contribution of medical universities in knowledge production was 60% for type one, 31% for type two and 9% for type three. The research priorities based on Essential National Health Research (ENHR) approach and mosaic model were gathered from universities of medical sciences and aggregated to nine main areas as national health research priorities. Ethical committees were established in all of medical universities.

Conclusion: Web based research evaluation model is a comprehensive and integrated system for data collection in research. This system is appropriate tool to national health research ranking. 


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Governance Research evaluation Web-based model

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MALEKZADEH R, AKHONDZADEH S, EBADIFAR A, BARADARAN EFTEKHARI M, OWLIA P, GHANEI M, FALAHAT K, HABIBI E, SOBHANI Z, DJALALINIA S, PAYKARI N, MOJARRAB S, ELTEMASI M, LAALI R. Health Research Governance: Introduction of a New Web-based Research Evaluation Model in Iran: One-decade Experience. Iran J Public Health. 2016;45(10):1309-1314.