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pdf  Improving the use of research evidence in guideline development (5.52 MB)

This publication is a reproduction of the collection of articles originally published in the journal Health Research Policy and Systems. It was also reproduced in the section "Online Extras" of the Pan American Journal of Public Health. The collection is offered in print format to facilitate its access by those who use it as reference material but have limited access to the Internet.

This is an open access collection of articles distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution  License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Outils du projet SUPPORT pour l'élaboration des politiques de santé éclairées par les données probantes


Cet article est l'introduction d'une série écrite pour les personnes responsables de prendre des décisions sur les politiques et programmes de santé et pour ceux qui soutiennent ces décideurs.

Savoir comment trouver et utiliser les données de recherche peuvent aider les décideurs et ceux qui les soutiennent pour faire leur travail mieux et plus efficacement. Chaque article de cette série présente un projet d'outil qui peut être utilisé par ceux qui sont impliqués dans la recherche et l'utilisation de données de recherche pour appuyer la politique de santé evidenceinformed.


SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP)

(Published 16 December 2009)


This article is the Introduction to a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers.

Knowing how to find and use research evidence can help policymakers and those who support them to do their jobs better and more efficiently. Each article in this series presents a proposed tool that can be used by those involved in finding and using research evidence to support evidenceinformed health policymaking.

Follow up Meeting to the 1st Latin American Conference on Research and Innovation for Health: Final Report November 15th — 16th, 2009. Havana, Cuba
2009, ISBN 978-92-75-13103-9

The Executive Committee* of the "Follow up Meeting to the 1st Latin American Conference on Reserach and Innovation for Health" presents the final report of the follow up meeting that took place in La Habana, Cuba November 15-16, 2009.

The report will help those in the region that are interested in the development of National Health Research Systems (NHRS)  to understand the  opinions of different actors about  recommendations for the design, development and/or strengthening of NHRS reflected by the contributions of diverse participants, including reserachers and academics, senior officials from the Ministries of Health and representatives of foundations and international organizations. Moreover, it provides updates on recent developments since the conference in Río de Janeiro and summarizes presentations held during the meeting with participant discussions on 4 topics selected in a survey administered to participants prior to the meeting:

  • Strengthening of NHRS in the Region
  • Human Resources for Health Research
  • Financing for Health Research
  • Knowledge Transfer and Translation

* The Executive Committee was comprised of: Adolfo Álvarez Bravo (qepd) (Ministerio de Salud, Cuba), Francisco Becerra-Posada (COHRED), Luis Gabriel Cuervo (OPS/OMS), Sylvia de Haan (COHRED), Charles Gardner (Foro Global), Moisés Goldbaum (Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brasil), ExCo: Michel Jimenez (The Wellcome Trust), Gabriela Montorzi (COHRED), Sylvie Olifson-Houriet (Foro Global), Norka Ruiz-Bravo (OPS/OMS).

pdf  Ethics Review Committee. Standard Operating Procedures for submitting research proposals (212.23 kB)

©Pan American Health Organization, 2009
ISBN 9 789275 130537

The purpose of these Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) is to delineate the structure and process followed by the Ethics Review Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHOERC) for review of proposals, including the requirements for research proposals submitted for ethical review.