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Playing the role of a ‘boundary organisation’: getting smarter with networking

By 17 June 2011

This paper discusses the practices of organisations that cross the boundary between research and politics, to promote evidence-based policies and programmes. The paper reveals the complexity of the research-policy making interface and identifies key lessons for the practice of networking and engaging policy and decision-makers. The concept of boundary organisation is a helpful means to understand the methodological underpinnings of efforts to get research into policy and practice and to understand the ‘messy’ process of doing.

Title: Playing the role of a ‘boundary organisation’: getting smarter with networking Author: Scott Drimie and Tim Quinlan Year: 2011