Research Priorities of International Sporting Federations and the IOC Research Centres

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For which topic were research priorities identified?

sport injury and prevention

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?


Why was it conducted at all?

To be fully effective, the prevention of injury in sport and promotion of athlete's health needs to be both targeted and underpinned by scientific evidence.

What was the objective?

to identify the research priorities of International Sporting Federation compared to the current research focus of the International Olympic Committee Research Centres

What was the outcome?

a list of 5 research areas

How long did the research prioritization take?

October 2015

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?


How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: survey: participants were asked to determine health protection priorities, additional questions on importance of research according to TRIPP stage asked. Step 2: data processing: thematic analysis

Which stakeholders took part?

ISF Medical Chairpersons and IOC-RC Directors. 22 ISF and 9 IOC-RCs participants.

How were stakeholders recruited?

A snowball sampling to SLTs working within the health services was utilized.

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.