Health Research Priority Setting in Oman: Towards Better Utilization of the Available Resources

For which topic were research priorities identified?

health research

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

Asia - Oman

Why was it conducted at all?

Research domains have to be reviewed and updated periodically in the light of the changing spectrum of health problems.

What was the objective?

to identify the health issues that require research by 2050

What was the outcome?

a list of 40 research topics

How long did the research prioritization take?

No information provided.

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?


How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: initial list of research priorities compiled by researchers, list of top 30 diseases and 10 risk factors based on disability-adjusted life years estimates compiled. Step 2: survey: participants were asked to rate top 30 diseases and 10 risk factors along 6 criteria: "What are the health issues that require research by 2050?". Step 3: researchers developed plan for the next 15 years for overall 40 research topics

Which stakeholders took part?

Researchers and healthcare providers

How were stakeholders recruited?

No information provided.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.