The link between the inputs and ultimate outputs of the research process is complex. Consider just a few examples on which there is already existing related research in the broad area of medical research: more/less
In all these areas there is more that can be known, the existing results and findings can be brought together, and there is also a need for sharing of information across fields and disciplines with regard to the theoretical and empirical methodologies that are currently applied.
Other relevant questions have received less attention. For example, depending on the availability of data and suitably analytical models, further questions might relate to: more/less
White Papers on the Value of Medical Research
Measuring Innovation in Science
Wei Yang Tham
Medical Knowledge Synthesis: A Brief Overview
Pharmaceutical Line Extensions in the United States: A Primer on
De finitions and Incentives
Annabelle C. Fowler
The Direction of Biomedical Science
Kyle R. Myers
Novelty in Drug Innovation
Joshua Krieger, Danielle Li, and Dimitris Papanikolaou
Pharmaceutical Regulation and Off-Label Uses
Sources of Outcomes for Health Research: How Useful Are Clinical Trial Results?
Where Is the Good Stuff? Drug Quality Measures and Economic Research
Josh Feng and Luca Maini
Measuring Individuals Valuation of Health Care: Labour Market Perspective
Funding for this network is provided by the National Institute on Aging through grant R24AG058049 to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and by the Economic and Social Research Council through grant ES/M008673/1 to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
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