A conceptual model was developed to guide evaluation of the long-term impacts of research grant programs at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The model was then applied to the extramural asthma research portfolio in two stages: (1) using extant data sources, (2) involving primary data collection with asthma researchers and individuals in positions to use asthma research in development of programs, policies and practices. Reporting on the second stage, this article describes how we sought to broaden the perspectives included in the assessment and obtain a more nuanced picture of research impacts by engaging those involved in conducting or using the research.
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This article may be the work product of an employee or group of employees of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH); however, the statements, opinions or conclusions contained herein do not necessarily represent the statements, opinions or conclusions of NIEHS, NIH or the United States Government. This work was supported under NIEHS Contract Number: HHSP23320045006XI/T.O HHSP233000015T. The authors would like to thank all of the individuals who participated in this study by consenting to an interview or completing a survey. We would also like to thank the following individuals for their material support to the study: Ms Jane Lambert of NIEHS, and Battelle staff Howard Fishbein, Ed Liebow, Lisa John, Glenna Redmond Wolf and Morgan Sill. Finally, a note of gratitude to the many internal reviewers and to the anonymous external reviewers whose comments have helped us improve the content and clarity of the manuscript.
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