The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) seeks to appoint a full-time Communications Assistant to provide support in the design, planning, implementation and monitoring of communications strategies.
24 February 2015
I write this as I sit on the train, on my way home from an inspiring few days in snow-covered…
11 February 2015
“How can we best share the vast amount of data we have on over 40 think tanks around the globe?”…
19 January 2015
2014 saw a growing number of studies attempting to answer the question: What do Policy Makers really want from researchers? This post argues that if we can answer this question then research communication will be far more successful.
15 January 2015
Media engagement can seem like a minefield to the uninitiated scientist. Getting 2015 off to a positive start, Research Media’s Ben McCluskey offers a helping hand, highlighting some of the common pitfalls and providing guidelines for getting engagement right.
7 January 2015
2014 was a busy time for the R2A team and we are grateful for all the ongoing interest in the initiative and the excellent content provided by our partners and contributors. We have created a snapshot of our best bits from over the course of the year just in case you missed them!
Research Media explains why infographics are becoming the tool of choice when it comes to impactful science communication to policy makers and the public.
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) seeks to recruit a Communications Officer for the Humanitarian Policy Group, based in London.
BBC Media Action is looking to hire a writer to co-author an 8000-10000 word policy briefing on public service broadcasting in the Middle East.
Nyasha Musandu recently sat down with Ronald Munatsi, Director of ZeipNet, to discuss their role in facilitating the mainstreaming of evidence into policy-making processes in Zimbabwe.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist for Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity (ASSP) program, to be based in Addis Ababa.
Dr Ben Skuse investigates how social media platforms like ResearchGate and increasingly ambitious citizen science projects like the Encyclopedia of Life are spurring a new inclusive scientific culture that embraces the public in the scientific process – open science
The Research Uptake (ResUp MeetUp) Symposium and Training Exchange has issued two exciting calls for proposals to contribute to the forthcoming event. The event will convene in Nairobi, Kenya from 9-12 February 2015.
The Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications programme has produced a toolkit that contains resources and materials to help plan, package and disseminate research. It includes reflections from think tanks and mentors.
Thanks to everyone who has been following Policy Brief Week 2014 here on R2A. It’s been a great week with lots of interesting content and discussion on the site and through social media. We hope everyone feels like they know a little bit more about writing effective policy briefs.
What does the ever increasing availability of an internet connection mean for a policy brief? Policy Briefs have become a popular means for researchers to speak to policy audiences, but there are reasons to suggest that their popularity may be declining.
In the spirit of using old knowledge to inform the new, we have gone through our archives to bring you the five top resources, guides and articles of yesteryear. Let us know if you think we have missed something!