Building a bright, evidence-informed future: A conversation starter from the incoming editors

Tari Turner, Fadi El-Jardali

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Health Research and Policy Systems (HARPS) has gone from strength to strength since it was established in 2003. As new Editors-in-Chief, we look forward to a bright future for HARPS, and we would like to start a conversation with you, HARPS readers, authors, editors and others, about how HARPS can best support ongoing progress and debate on evidence-informed health research policy and systems, particularly in developing countries. As a starting point for discussion, we would like to highlight three areas that we are passionate about, namely supporting an integrated community of researchers and policy-makers; building a focus on how health research and policy systems can support achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals; and strengthening our commitment to communicating and disseminating the work published in HARPS. We invite you to contribute your thoughts, ideas and suggestions on the future of HARPS, as we work together towards an evidence-informed future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number88
Number of pages3
JournalHealth Research Policy and Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2017


  • Agenda setting
  • Capacity-building
  • Equity
  • Health policies
  • Health research systems
  • Improved health
  • Knowledge production and translation
  • Research evaluation
  • Research impact assessment
  • Sustainable Development Goals

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