Research policy

Research policy topics

Research policy meeting

Research policy involves the strengthening of health research systems with the aim of contributing to health system development and health improvement particularly in poorer countries by:

  • the dissemination and translation of valuable knowledge or research;
  • the creation of ethical and evidence-based research policies, including norms and standards;
  • the promotion, monitoring and implementation of high quality health research evidence.

Major issues on research policy in South East Asia Region:

  • Strategy in building the capability of research in small countries, namely: Bhutan, Maldives and Timor Leste
  • improving research priority setting, coordination and harmonization of research within and inter-country of the Region
  • dissemination and translation of research evidence, including research for health carried out by non-health sectors
  • strengthening ethical review boards and improving ethical clinical trials

Research policy issues in South-East Asia Region

Research policy from WHO headquarters