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The Research Imperative

The Research Policy Statement of the Medical Library Association

The MLA Research ImperativeIn The Research Imperative, the Medical Library Association (MLA) reaffirms its commitment to assure the vital presence and continued growth of both individuals and the profession of information research.

Building on the association’s 1995 research policy, The Research Imperative challenges MLA to advance a culture where “analysis and application of a health information research knowledgebase” is commonplace—where health information practitioners, just like their health care practitioner colleagues, use the best available evidence when making a decision.

The Research Imperative Executive Summary (PDF) includes the domains of research, the research skills set, the roles of research stakeholders, and summary recommendations for action by MLA.


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