Resources for Researchers and Evaluators

A collection of resources for RWJF-supported researchers, and for evaluators who are assessing RWJF programs.

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Program evaluations are a cornerstone of our efforts to learn from our work. In any given year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) conducts between 30 to 40 active program evaluations and invests about 5 percent of our annual grantmaking budget on evaluations. This collection provides examples and insights to RWJF's approach to evaluation.

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Perspectives on Open Access Publishing and Research

October 28, 2016

Many research funders support the idea of open access publications that allow free public access to timely peer-reviewed publications. RWJF commissioned interviews to better understand grantee and staff members’ opinions of open access publishing.

Assessing American Values Toward Health

June 30, 2016

The American Health Values Survey examined values and beliefs Americans have toward health at both the individual and societal levels.

Rapid-Response Research and Quick-Strike Analyses

May 20, 2015

Traditional research approaches are out of sync with the reality of policymaking where decisions must be made quickly. Rapid-response research and quick-strike analyses offer a way to get evidence to decision-makers when they need it.

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