Knowledge Exchange: selecting research opportunities through estimation.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015;217:736-43
Authors: Cudd P, Fowler-Davis S, Evans L, Mawson S
A systematic way to select new ideas for research and development between two organisations is reported. It was applied to ideas that were generated from acute clinical settings by Occupational Therapists with a view to collaborate with nearby university academics from many disciplines. The process, assessment factors, use of ordinal scales with thresholding and an arbitrary formula are described. Challenges in the approach are discussed. Suitability for use by others in the AT field, other care related or even very different contexts is noted with some adaption and caveats.
PMID: 26294556 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]