Knowledge sharing in global health research – the impact, uptake and cost of open access to scholarly literature

This study was published in open access in the Health Research Policy and Systems Journal. The authors, Elise Smith, Stefanie Haustein, Philippe Mongeon, Fei Shu, Valéry Ridde and Vincent Larivière, aim to assess the use, cost and impact of OA diffusion in the context of Global Health Research. The article is available in free access below on this page.


Research dissemination workshops: observations and implications based on an experience in Burkina Faso

Health research policy and systems journal coverThis article, written by Esther Mc Sween-Cadieux, Christian Dagenais, Paul-André Somé and Valéry Ridde, was published on June 2nd, 2017, in the Volume 15, issue 1 of the Health Research Policy and Systems Journal. It presents observations and implications of a workshop held in Burkina Faso and the effects it produced on research results use and the processes that facilitated, or not, the application of the knowledge transmitted. (more…)

Policy brief : a short preparation guide

The following short presentation exposes best practices and some recommandations to write a persuiasive policy brief. It was designed by Christian Dagenais and presented at the VERDAS consortium workshop, held at Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, on March 1st and 2nd 2017. The VERDAS consortium research project presented its research results, a synthesis of knowledge on urban health interventions for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases. (more…)