The International Network to Support Understanding of Health Research (NSUHR) was established at a conference held at Kellogg College, Oxford, on 7-8 April 2011.
Conference participants, all of whom are involved in efforts to improve understanding of health research, came from six countries. They felt that mutual benefit would result from sharing experiences, both of their development of educational resources, and of methods to evaluate whether these resources were achieving their intended objectives.
Participants at the conference decided to establish an international Network which is open to anyone who identifies with its objectives and ethos. They agreed that Amanda Burls should lead efforts to obtain resources to help develop it.
A Steering Group has been established to guide the development of the Network, with members drawn initially from among those who participated in the Oxford conference. Current membership includes: Gerd Antes, Douglas Badenoch, Amanda Burls, Iain Chalmers (convenor), Arthur Hjorth, Kendall Krause, Andy Oxman, Sarah Rosenbaum, Lisa Schwartz and Steve Woloshin.