Research requires resources. People value independence.
As a private-sector non-governmental organization, we face a funding dilemma. Our work is relevant to the public interest, but not eligible for public research grants. While industry funding for research is available, it is often criticized for creating potential sponsorship bias, and the same could be said about government funded research.
This is why the Institute and the Journal are funded by arms-length sales of articles and subscriptions to our readers in the health policy community – a diverse audience representing patient advocates, health professionals, healthcare managers, academics, government, and industry.
Articles are published free of charge if the research and publishing costs are recovered through transparent Open Access sponsorship.