Governments around the world are facing increasing demands of accountability and efficiency of their investment of public funds into research. There is also an increased demand on research councils to evaluate the effects of the research funded. In order to retain credibility and confidence amongst the public and politicians, funding organizationsneed more accurate ways to show that their funding policy is evidence-based. To achieve this, there is a need tocompare and develop methods in measuring the impact of medical research on society in an international perspective. This report presents such an effort
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