The RECKS project can be seen as a ‘hybrid’ project that combines ‘research actions’ with ‘action research’. This is reflected in the aim and key objectives of the project.
The main aim was:
- To assess and enhance the role and effectiveness of collaborative knowledge systems in health promotion and health support.
The main objectives were:
- to map the distribution and characteristics of collaborative knowledge systems in health informatic;
- to identify the main behavioural, cultural, organisational and technical factors constraining the effective use of such system;
- to develop and test a prototype collaborative knowledge production system in a range of action research environment;
- to develop a typology of such systems and application;
- to produce good practice guidelines and policy recommendations;
- and disseminate the results of the project to appropriate stakeholders.