Thursday, May 24, 2012

[EQ] Five keys to improving research costing in low- and middle-income countries - ESSENCE

Five keys to improving research costing in low- and middle income countries

2012 - ESSENCE - harmonizing policies and practices of research funders – Good practice document series

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TDR, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases executed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and WHO -ESSENCE Good practice document series

 “…..Enhancing Support for Strengthening the Effectiveness of National Capacity Efforts (ESSENCE on Health Research) is a collaborative framework between funding agencies to scale up research capacity for health. It aims to improve the impact of investments in institutions and people, and provides enabling mechanisms that address needs and priorities within national strategies on research for health…...”



KEY 1 Defining and categorizing direct and indirect costs

KEY 2 Determining indirect-cost rates

KEY 3 Institutional management of research grants

KEY 4 Developing relevant skills and competencies

KEY 5 Bridging the gaps between funders and research institutions

The way forward

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Contact: Dr Garry Aslanyan Manager, Portfolio Policy, WHO/TDR

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