Circling your Research Design project
Within this study, we will be pursuing four key goals:
The research is intended to increase our knowledge of the contribution made by the ‘Circling your Research’ approach to the development of alliances for the submission and implementation of research proposals within ZonMw’s Long-Term Care and Support (LZO) Programme. In this context, we will be focussing on three levels of collaboration:
The overarching research is intended to help realise change in various areas:
- Within the ‘Circling your Research’ pilot programme, the research will contribute to the development of a long-term partnership between the various participants in the proposed project;
- Within the Long-Term Care and Support Commission, the research will contribute to an approach to the initiation and funding of projects in which:
- An exploratory diagnosis is made together with the parties involved;
- Participants examine the existing knowledge;
- The knowledge requirement is formulated in consultation with the direct actors;
- Participants work together with the parties involved on the development of a suitable research design that involves co-creation;
- Activities yield scientific, action-oriented knowledge that can be transferred to third parties;
- The performed research has a long-term impact – not only after the research has been completed, but also before and during the study itself;
- The project contributes to the development of a research-oriented culture in the long-term care sector;
- The project contributes within ZonMw to thinking about effective research designs and ways to stimulate the development of constructive partnerships in the context of research proposals.
The research is intended to help a number of different target groups increase and strengthen their knowledge and skills:
- Help the members of the newly established alliances to set up these partnerships and develop suitable research designs;
- Help ZonMw’s staff members and commission members to effectively support the formation of consortia and the development of suitable research designs, as well as assess more effectively to which extent a research proposal is suitable.
The research is intended to yield the design the following products:
- A process consisting of four workshops alternated by individual activities, in which potential consortium members will be working together on the joint development of a research design;
- Resources that can be used during this process to ‘circle the research’
- Guidelines that can be used by researchers, commission members and ZonMw staff members to develop a suitable research design for practice-based research. These guidelines will subsequently be published as open access information.
The project will yield the following end products (which will be published as open access information):
• A number of fully realised workshops alternated by individual activities, in which potential consortium members will be working together on the joint development of a research design;
• Resources that can be used during this process to ‘circle the research’;
• Guidelines that can be used by researchers, commission members and ZonMw staff members to develop a suitable research design for practice-based research. These guidelines will constitute an updated version of (Andriessen & Ganzevles, 2019);
• A final report that presents the results of the conducted interviews, after a term of 18 months.
18 January 2021 - 31 December 2023
Collaboration with knowledge partners
In collaboration with ZonMw