Monday, 3 November 2008

Information Resources Join HEDS

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Posted by Andy

As part of a University-wide reorganisation, Information Resources (that's us) have merged into our fellow ScHARR section of HEDS (Health Economics and Decision Science). You'll still find us doing the same work and in the usual places, as well as a few new ones over the next few months. It's very exciting times for us as we take the good ship IR and head off to a few fresh waters with a whole new bunch of wonderful people. Rumours that there was a transfer fee involved have not yet been clarified, although I'm still hoping for a sponsorship deal with CILIP.

For those of you unaware of who Information Resources and HEDS are, here's the lowdown.

Information Resources

Since 1994, Information Resources has established itself as a key national player in providing information support to health technology assessment and health services research. This has been complemented by our regional role in delivering information skills training to NHS staff and health librarians through the RDSU Information Service @ ScHARR Library.


The purpose of HEDS is to promote excellence in national and international health care resource allocation decisions, through applied and theoretical research funded by the public and private sector; and supporting the effective implementation of the results of such research through education, training and management interventions.With a broad portfolio of specialities, HEDS makes major contributions in many areas, including the valuation of health, the analysis of health policy, welfare and equity, technology appraisal, trial-based economic evaluation, and econometrics.

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