It aims at mapping, in a broad and inclusive way, research on two health topics: mental health and cardiometabolic conditions (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and obesity). To do so, we have developed novel combinations of qualitative and quantitative data sources. This has included interviews to relevant experts, focus groups and bibliometric analyses.
The purpose for developing this more inclusive understanding is to go beyond the conventional clinical or biomedical framings of health (and health research) and to take as well into account social, political, economic, among other factors. Thus, this study aims at mapping a variety of forms of knowledge ranging from medical, sociological, environmental, biological, preventative and health promotive, among others. The ultimate goal is to develop methodologies that provide information that is useful for funding agencies in reflecting on priority setting for research and innovation.
The project has thus:
The findings are now available in:
We have also made available interactive websites that allow the exploration of data for many countries, and dozens of organisations and funders, including comparative visualisations of disciplinary profiles and topic portfolios over research landscapes.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for question or access to more detailed analysis, of for providing feedback.
1 December 2020 - 31 July 2022
Mental health, cardiometabolic conditions (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and obesity), priority setting, portfolio management, stakeholder participation
Vinnova (Swedish Innovation Agency)