1 Health Information Technology Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

2 Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences, Faculty of Paramedicine, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran

3 Healthcare Services Management, Knowledge Utilization Research Center, University Research and Development Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


This systematic review protocol is developed with the objective to identify the strategies, facilitators, 
and barriers to interaction between researchers and policy makers to use research evidence in health 
policy making. It seems that review of interactive methods between researchers and policy makers can 
help to understand the role of researchers on evidence‑informed policy making. Moreover, identifying 
barriers and facilitators of these interactions can help universities and institutions associated to 
health policy making in planning to improve the interaction between researchers and policy makers 
to facilitate evidence‑informed policy making.


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