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:
Which patients with cardiovascular diseases run the risk of a (new) heart attack, heart failure or stroke? What is the optimum personalised treatment? On 15 April, cardiologist Prof. Folkert Asselbergs (University Medical Center Utrecht) received the ZonMw Pearl for a data collection that contributes to answering these questions and for developing a self-management platform.
Research groups will further investigate the effect of COVID-19 vaccines in patients with immune disorders, cancer or a transplantation. These research projects are part of the COVID-19 research programme, and each project has received a grant from ZonMw.
The Dutch Minister of Medical Care and Sport, Tamara van Ark, intends to ask ZonMw to carry out a biomedical research programme on ME/CFS. This was stated in a letter to the Dutch House of Representatives sent by Van Ark on the 23rd of March. There will be 28.5 million euros available to carry out a research programme with a duration of 10 years.
Today a consultation meeting of research performing organisations took place. The European Committee Research & Innovation organised this meeting. Several European research funders focused on the assessment of researchers and research teams. Jeroen Geurts, chair of ZonMw and ambassador for the Dutch initiative Recognition and Rewards, was there to represent the Dutch perspective.