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Building an evidence base

Increasing medical research capabilities

It has been estimated that 85% of health research is wasted at an annual cost of $170 billion.1

Responsible life sciences research is essential for improvements in human, animal and plant health.

To produce high-quality, actionable research, it is important that the research is conducted with appropriate frameworks.

We teamed up with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to develop Research to Publication, a modular, scalable programme that helps low and middle-income countries to build research capability and improve research output. 

It is the only programme that specifically addresses the needs of medical researchers and covers the end to end process from designing and conducting a research project to getting a manuscript accepted.

Discover the other ways we focus on global health and health security priorities:

  1. Strengthening health systems
  2. Convening people
  3. Sharing knowledge.


Convening people

The actors involved in global health are changing, and a multi-sectoral, cross-cutting approach is essential for tackling the priority issues.

We have extensive experience in bringing together thought leaders, policy makers, healthcare professionals and senior stakeholders from all sectors with an interest and mission for improving global health and global health security.
Our programme of events collectively attracts more than 10,000 delegates annually from over 85 countries, including: Contact Lalitha Bhagavatheeswaran to talk to us today. 

Find out more


Talk to us today about how Research to Publication can raise your institution's research capabilities to improve recognition and increase funding.  

Please contact">Richard Purdy.

You can also follow Research to Publication on Twitter: @BMJRtoP


Richard Purdy, Head of International Development
Tel: +44 (0) 207 383 6192