Received: 17 July 2018
Accepted: 8 April 2019
First Online: 24 April 2019
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: This was a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) exercise conducted by the fund-governing agency to assess organisational performance and funding impact within Ministry of Health Malaysia. In this exercise, the funder required detailed feedback from recipients of the research fund. Stakeholders were solicited as part of the engagement process to address their research needs. The undertaking of CHNRI exercises do not usually involve the request for formal ethics review as it does not involve individual sensitive data [CitationRef removed] and this was practised in Malaysia. This M&E was registered in the National Medical Research Register of Malaysia [CitationRef removed] (NMRR-18-1078-42046).
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