The Value of Vaccination Research Network (VoVRN) is a community of practice dedicated to generating new, high-quality evidence on the broader social and economic impacts of vaccination (BSEIV). The purpose of this research is to support evidence-based decision-making for immunization program investments in healthcare systems around the world.

The VoVRN fulfills this purpose in two ways. The first is by cultivating a network of stakeholders interested in BSEIV research and it implications, and providing a forum for them to connect and exchange ideas. This website and a quarterly newsletter will serve as the principal means for formally disseminating research results and making other announcements of interest to the VoVRN community. In the future, the VoVRN will organize conferences and events to discuss and disseminate BSEIV research to a variety of audiences.

The second is by sponsoring novel research projects that focus on the pathways, models, estimates, and data needed to expand and strengthen the quality of BSEIV evidence. The VoVRN will issue its first formal request for proposals in the fall of 2017.

The VoVRN is led by a ten-member, multi-institutional Steering Committee and a Secretariat based at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Its work is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Department of Global Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
655 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02115

For more information about the VoVRN or for other inquiries, please contact vovrninfo@hsph.harvard.edu