The ‘Knowledge Utilization Research Center’ aims to produce knowledge, localize it, and promote policies, methods and activities that lead to the better utilization of health knowledge in the country. The goal of this center is to create change in health decision makers’ (people, health service providers, managers and policy makers) behavior, i.e. to make decisions on the basis of scientific and research evidence on one hand, and to make infrastructure and strengthen researchers’ efforts in transferring research results on the other hand and improve their communicating environment.