ZonMw funds health research and stimulates the use of the knowledge this research produces – to improve health and care.

The health care field and insurers are responsible for quality and efficiency of health care. ZonMw has a stimulating role in dissemination and implementation of products of scientific research. We help by providing knowledge, experience, and funding. Combining over 15 years of expertise with research and implementation in health care makes ZonMw unique.

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Implementation policy

Read more about our implementation policy, e.g. criteria and infrastructure

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Implementation trends

Read more about trends in implementation, e.g. lessons we learned from the past

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Implementation results

Read more about the results of our implementation policy

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Implementation team

See who the people behind ZonMw's implementation expertise are and what they specialise in

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Successful implementation: learning from international approaches

Health research funders can stimulate implementation of research results, without taking over responsibility. They award grants for implementation projects, stimulate cooperation between research and practice, and disseminate results to practice and patients through understandable products.

During a workshop, held during the Ensuring Value in Research (EViR) collaborative forum meeting, ZonMw (Netherlands), NiHR (UK), and PCORI (USA) shared their dissemination approaches. The discussion yielded several points for successful implementation:

  • Integrated long term approach
  • Learning from experiences
  • Strengthening existing channels, networks, and other structures
  • Demonstrating impact


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Van der Linden

Barbara van der Linden

Senior Consultant Knowledge Transfer and Implementation

Telefoonnummer+31 70 349 51 38
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