Applied Health Research



Definition 1: Applied health research differs from ‘fundamental’ (bio)medical research in its dual mission, which is both scientific and societal: it is explicitly concerned not only with the acquisition of scientific knowledge as such but also with the usefulness and implementation of scientific achievements. So, relevance to society is an important explicit objective of applied health research and evaluation should, therefore, not be restricted to scientific quality.
Source: http://www.knaw.nl/publicaties/pdf/20021098.pdf
Focus: Social Implications of Health Research