May 2013, 19 pages. RESEARCH UPTAKE, A guide for DFID-funded research programmes
This DFID guide is tailored to DFID-funded research programmes and DFID staff but is of use to other research intermediaries.
Research uptake activities aim to:
- support the supply of research by ensuring research questions are relevant through engagement with potential users; communicating research effectively; and synthesising and repackaging research for different audiences. Activities in this area typically start with a focus on a particular research project or body of research and consider how it can be communicated.
- support the usage of research by building capacity and commitment of research users to access, evaluate, synthesise and use research evidence. Activities in this area typically start with a focus on a particular decision or decision-making process and consider how it can be informed by a range of research evidence.