Ensuring Value in Research (EViR)

Funders' Collaboration and Development Forum

The next EViR Forum meeting will be held in Australia (NHMRC Canberra office) on the 29-30 November 2018. Details to follow on this website or contact EViRFundersForum@gmail.com for more information

Organisations from around the world are coming together to advance the practices of health related research and research funding, in order to increase the value of health related research.

The Ensuring Value in Research (EViR) Funders’ Collaboration and Development Forum started in 2017, with meetings in London, Den Haag and Washington DC. In our first year the Funders’ Forum developed a Consensus Statement and Guiding Principles.

As organisations that fund health-related research, represent funders, or set funding policy, we have a responsibility not just to seek to advance knowledge, but also to advance the practices of health-related research and research funding. Through working together and with our respective research communities we are sharing current and developing new approaches to increase the value of health-related research.

Delegates from eight countries have attended meetings so far, with the next meeting of the EViR Funders’ Forum taking place in Cardiff, Wales, UK on 16-17 May 2018.

Members of the forum who have already endorsed the consensus statement and guiding principles include:

*Co-convenors of the EViR Funder’s Forum.

Associate Members

Cochrane (UK)

ESSENCE on Health Research Initiative

GIMBE Foundation (Italy)

Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services SBU (Sweden)


Iain Chalmers, James Lind Initiative

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