Network on Valuing Health Research
Royal Sonesta Hotel
Skyline A Room, West Tower
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
July 17, 2015
8:00 Welcome (coffee and
pastries are available in the Grand Ballroom in the same tower)
8:30 Open Discussion
Introduction Purpose of the grant is to advance scientific thinking and
knowledge about the impact of health research in the broadest sense:
organize a network of researchers who are interested in the impact of health
this group regularly, and
research on these topics.
- Convene a group of senior and junior scholars currently active in
this area to identify important research priorities and possible new
researchers on these topics, with a particular focus on areas that cross
disciplinary boundaries and bring new perspectives to bear on the key
- Organize at least one annual meeting of the core group and others
to discuss research results in these areas, suggest additional valuable research,
and develop strategies to attract senior and junior researchers from
outside the network to pursue research relevant to the network.
- Convene a full-day meeting at the NBER Summer Institute at least
every other year, and sponsor ongoing seminars at both the NBER and IFS,
focused on questions underlying the value of research.
- Spur development of novel approaches to this topic by (i) commissioning small scale pilot projects to support
development of novel or high risk approaches to advance these goals, and
(ii) supporting preliminary studies and research papers with potential to
form a founding basis for future independent research in areas relevant to
these goals. The funding would be open to the range of scholars from Ph.D.
students to more senior faculty.
- Start and
maintain a web site devoted to measuring the value of research.
direction and priorities
the network productive
as many people as possible
11:00 am Adjourn