Research policy

Research policy topics

Strategy on research for health

WHO is currently working on a Research Strategy. The paper will focus on the management and organization of research activities within WHO and on support provided to countries in organizing health research when required.

Evidence to policy

Using evidence to form health policy is essential. EVIPNet is an innovative initiative to promote the systematic use of health research evidence in policy-making.

Clinical trials registration

The mission of the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) is to ensure that a complete view of research is accessible to all those involved in health care decision making.

Research ethics

All research involving human participants must be conducted in an ethical manner that respects the dignity, safety and rights of research participants and that recognizes the responsibilities of researchers.

The Initiative on Genomics & Public Health (IGPH)

IGPH aims to provide information and facilitate the application of genomics-based knowledge and technologies in clinical and public health practice.

Health Research Systems Analysis

The ovarall aim of the HRSA Initiative is to produce, share and utilize research for better health and health equity, and integrate knowledge gained within all levels of health systems.