Rudan I, Gibson JL, Ameratunga S, El Arifeen S, Bhutta ZA, Black M, et al; on behalf of Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI
): Setting priorities in global child health research investments: Guidelines for implementation of the CHNRI
As part of a larger exercise of assessing research priorities for major child health conditions, the CHNRI decided that the exercise should consider research for burden of reduction of diarrhoeal disease by 2015 among children aged less than five years.
Each one scored the individual research options independently using a five-component structured model developed by the CHNRI to evaluate health research.
However, the Delphi output lacks the transparency of the CHNRI process, and the reasons behind the scorers' decisions are unclear.