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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.


BMJ wins Geneva Centre for Security Policy’s 2018 Prize for Innovation.

Mitali Wroczynski, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Global Health and Global Health Security; Dr Elisa Roma, Programmes and Partnerships Manager; and Amy Hilton, Head of Institutional Marketing at the award ceremony in Geneva.

Mitali says there is a need to look at the critical needs of healthcare systems worldwide beyond the identification and treatment of infectious diseases, and to also be mindful of non-communicable diseases.

It’s important to build resilient healthcare systems so that a workforce is capable of dealing with anything. When there is an outbreak, it’s also about maintaining the healthcare system where the outbreak is happening." 

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