9-10 February 2015. Research Uptake Symposium and Training Exchange.
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) convened a two-day Symposium covering following thematic areas:
- Exploration of barriers to research uptake
- Innovative approaches to research uptake
- Understanding and measuring impact
- Country-level explorations (case studies highlighting best practices ad notable failures).
- Blog on the ethics of research uptake
- Report from UKCDS hosted exploratory workshop to discuss what funders can do to encourage more research uptake (pdf)
Page 4: Demanding that research is user led may sound sensible but these relationships require time and opportunity to develop, and are hard to fund as outcomes are not at all clear in advance. Further, as grant cycles are short, it is difficult to support uptake activities beyond the lifetime of the funding.
- LANSA Research Uptake Self-Assessment tool
- Eldis resources and introduction to assessing the quality of evidence
- You can view a summary of tweets via storify here
- Think Tank Initiative Exchange, 18-20 Feb 2015 in Istanbul
Dennis Garrity (ICRAF) shared a career of experience
pitching to donors, policymakers, communities
- UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum, 13-14 April 2015, Edinburgh
- Canadian Knowledge Mobilisation Forum, 14-15 May 2015
- International Event on Science Communication – Nancy, France, 2-6 June 2015