Strategic Partnership in Innovation and Development of Evidence-Based Healthcare (SPIDER)

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Project Identification
Project Period
9/2019 - 8/2022
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
European Union
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Medicine
Cooperating Organization
Cardiff University
Carlos III Health Institute
Order of Nurses, Midwives and Medical Assistants in Romania
College of Nursing of Coimbra

This project (SPIDER) consists of 5 members, from the Czech Republic (Applicant organisation), Portugal, the United Kingdom, Romania, and Spain, who are key European stakeholders in Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) in these countries. It is a combination of partners from universities, healthcare centres and hospitals, who are focused on EBHC. The project members made initial contact thanks to the Joanna Briggs Collaboration, which is a not-for profit organization and some project partners are members of this collaboration.
The SPIDER project was developed to address the needs of improving skills of European project partners in EBHC, especially in the translation/implementation and utilization of evidence in healthcare clinical practice. The core idea of the project is to support cooperation and exchange of know-how within the unique Evidence-Based Clinical Fellowship Program (EBCFP) context. Based on the current situation, there is not a completely established educational programme which is focused on evidence translation/implementation into practice in Europe. This means that professionals in healthcare across Europe need to improve their experience and skills with implementation of the research evidence into their practice. It is especially important in this era, when praxis in some healthcare fields lags more than 15-years behind science.
The coordinator of this project from the Czech Republic is, together with colleagues from Denmark, the only institution who have trainers qualified to deliver the unique EBCFP, which was developed by experts from the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia. JBI is a world leader in the field of EBHC, having developed the unique EBCFP.
The key objective of this project is to decrease the gap between research and practice in healthcare and support international cooperation of professionals in healthcare. The project aims to support the development, transfer and implementation of innovative practice.


Total number of publications: 19

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