Research on evaluation (RoE) is essential to increase knowledge, develop robust approaches, and help evaluators to conduct better evaluations. In this article, we used the concept of meta-evaluation in the field of interprofessional education and collaborative practice to identify current evaluation trends and efforts in RoE reflective of capacity building. The results contribute to identify weaknesses in current evaluation methods and highlight the negative consequences of poor RoE for  knowledge development. Specific recommendations are drawn out to increase the  quality of evaluation studies, to provide evidences in RoE, and to increase its connection between evaluation practices in the field.