The MULTI-ACT Model:
The Path Forward for Participatory Governance in Health Research and Innovation
The EU-funded MULTI-ACT project aimed to increase the impact of health research on people with brain diseases. It created and implemented a new model allowing for the effective cooperation of all relevant stakeholders in the medical process. It is meant to be applicable in defining the scope of health research as well as new metrics for the evaluation of its results.
The MULTI-ACT project worked with patients and patient organizations, academics, private and public stakeholders to develop brand new tools to assess the value of research.
The project started on 1 May 2018 and continued for three years. It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Grant Agreement No. 787570
On March 23, 2021 (14:00-17:00 CET) the project consortium concluded many years of work by presenting the outcomes of the MULTI-ACT project during a Final Conference:
You can see a recording of the even below:
The consortium has produced a governance model, a roadmap for patient engagement and impact indicators along five dimensions to foster stakeholder engagement in health research and innovation; all of which were presented during the conference. Furthermore, the MULTI-ACT online toolbox was presented and will soon be available to organisations willing to conduct health research with a multi-stakeholder and co-accountable approach.
On the relative project website (www.multiact.eu), it is also possible to find a large selection of multimedia video content (including a recording of the final conference as well as promo material and key-content info), as well as a public list of all produced deliverables of the project.
Over the past few years, Wise Angle has continuously been a strong ally of the Federazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla (FISM), providing assistance in the development of the European project. Nowadays, MULTI-ACT methods and techniques have also been included in new innovative proposals such as the ALAMEDA (https://alamedaproject.eu/) project.
Our strive to continue feeding social innovation into hard core sciences and innovative project management is at the core of WISE’s mission!
The WISE team