In order to evaluate the impact of the SORT-IT initiative, Zachariah and colleagues assessed the changes in health policies and practice following the publications of the module participants.
74% of the studies assessed (65 out of 88 ) brought an effect on policy and practice in one of the following domains: changes in program implementation, adaptation of monitoring tools or changes of existing guidelines.
Rony Zachariah et al. Research to policy and practice change: is capacity building in operational research delivering the goods? Tropical Medicine & International Health. Volume 19, Issue 9, pages 1068–1075, September 2014