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Measuring the impact of methodological research: a framework and methods to identify evidence of impact.

Brueton, VC; Vale, CL; Choodari-Oskooei, B; Jinks, R; Tierney, JF; (2014) Measuring the impact of methodological research: a framework and methods to identify evidence of impact. Trials , 15 (464) 10.1186/1745-6215-15-464. Green open access

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Abstract

Providing evidence of impact highlights the benefits of medical research to society. Such evidence is increasingly requested by research funders and commonly relies on citation analysis. However, other indicators may be more informative. Although frameworks to demonstrate the impact of clinical research have been reported, no complementary framework exists for methodological research. Therefore, we assessed the impact of methodological research projects conducted or completed between 2009 and 2012 at the UK Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit Hub for Trials Methodology Research Hub, with a view to developing an appropriate framework.

Type: Article
Title: Measuring the impact of methodological research: a framework and methods to identify evidence of impact.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-464
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-15-464
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014 Brueton et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Inst of Clinical Trials and Methodology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Inst of Clinical Trials and Methodology > MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1458298
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