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- DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2009For all knowledge and information intermediaries, the quality of the information they deal with is central to their work. At the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) over the last ten years, we have developed a range of Knowledge Services to encourage access to, and use of, development research and information.DocumentAustralian Council for International Development, 2013This document is intended to promote and support improved development practice in the areas of research and evaluation, to raise awareness, and to assist in the identification of ethical issues so that well-considered decisions can be made and justified.Document
What is the evidence on the impact of research on international development? A DFID literature reviewDepartment for International Development, UK, 2014Governments of low-income countries and international development donors are increasing their funding for research at least in part on the assumption that research has positive impacts on socioeconomic development. Four pathways are commonly cited to describe how research will contribute to development:DocumentCentre for Development Informatics, 2013There is increasing policy, practice and academic interest in “inclusive innovation”. In simple terms, this is the means by which new goods and services are developed for and/or by those who have been excluded from the development mainstream; particularly the billions living on lowest incomes.Document
Quality assurance and assessment of scholarly research: a guide for researchers, academic administrators and librariansResearch Information Network, 2010Quality assurance and assessment play many important roles in the research community. They inform crucial decisions on the funding of projects, teams and whole institutions, on how research is conducted, on recruitment and promotion, on what is published or disseminated, and on what researchers and others choose to read. They underpin trust in the work of the research community.OrganisationThe Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group began in the year 2000 as an informal collaboration of people with an interest in addressing the shortcomingOrganisationThe Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs).DocumentGrading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group, 2010This article introduces the approach of Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) to rating quality of evidence in health research. GRADE specifies four categories - high, moderate, low, and very low -that are applied to a body of evidence, not to individual studies.DocumentNational Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, UK, 2012The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.