What works for whom, when and why in interventions for multiple issues in child development? 7 research consortia present the lessons learned from research on core elements of evidence-based programs for children and youth in these new interviews. The research focussed on identifying and operationalizing "core elements" that likely are critical to producing positive outcomes with evidence-based interventions.
Increasing attention is being focused on economic evaluations studies in the youth sector. However, methods and instruments are lacking. In the youth programmes of ZonMw steps are being taken for further methodological development and the standardization of economic evaluations in the youth sector.
Substantiate the choice for implementation strategies
Two projects are aimed at expanding the existing knowledge regarding the choice of implementation strategies in the youth sector. Goals is to promote the correct application of effective interventions and instruments in practice. Read more about the two projects:
In the beginning of 2021, the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) launched eight different studies on the effects of COVID-19 vaccinations in immune compromised patients. Various knowledge partners are currently working in consortia on these studies. To ensure fast and effective implementation of the research results, ZonMw is working together with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment...
24 researchers who have recently received their PhDs can do their research at foreign research institutes thanks to a Rubicon grant from NWO. The Rubicon programme gives young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience.
In 2020, 85% of the publications resulting from NWO funded research were Open Access. For ZonMw, this percentage is 83%. These are the findings from the biennial Open Access Monitor carried out by CWTS at the request from NWO. NWO and ZonMw are strongly committed to the transition to Open Science. Since the introduction of NWO's Open access policy in 2009, great progress has been made.
While the pharmaceutical, medical technologies, chemical, cosmetics and food industries are increasingly seeking solutions to improve, for example, their prediction of clinical efficacy and/or risk and safety assessments without the use of animals, the solutions are still insufficient;
Societal demand for animal-free testing is increasing and there is a need for new innovations to improve human health, a stimulation of this research field is therefore needed.
The ZonMw Open Competition programme focuses on free and fundamental research on health care and innovation. Innovative and synergistic collaborations between research groups and science with an impact on science and/or society are central to this programme.