EU Scientific Panel for Health (SPH)
Value of health and biomedical research
Improved health and wellbeing of the people is the ultimate research goal.
This societal aspect is an important and traditional characteristic of European1 research and its emphasis
and orientation toward humanitarian goals and solidarity.
Health also contributes to economic prosperity. Research underpins every step in the innovation cycle, from discoveryin bench and bedside research, to implementation in healthcare, and prevention. It is part of
a vision of science and knowledge in a participative society.
Health and research policies must support these values when addressing present challenges and opportunities. See vision paper. ….more