Table 1

Proposed principles to guide cardiovascular research and development priorities

Overarching principleExample subprinciples or criteria
Ethics and stewardshipResearch findings are immediately translatable and applicable in low-resource settings/countries.
Research products are likely to provide very good value for money or control cost escalation in cardiovascular care.2
Patient-centred healthcareResearch findings/outputs could reduce patient barriers to use of CVD services or technologies in a wide range of settings.
When applicable, research project strives to engage patients in all stages of research, from design to dissemination/implementation.
The CVD ‘endgame’8 Research contributes substantially to reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease (ie, primordial/primary prevention).
Research increases the probability of collective/policy action on CVD (eg, dynamic surveillance, implementation research).
  • CVD, cardiovascular disease.