In this post Laura ffrench-Constant argues that many of the perceived problems researchers face when writing policy briefs can be unpacked and even solved with some careful consideration and the right advice.
12 December 2014
Research Media explains why infographics are becoming the tool of choice when it comes to impactful science communication to policy makers and the public.
1 December 2014
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.
19 November 2014
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
14 November 2014
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.
7 November 2014
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.
This guide outlines how to make the most of your policy brief, by using strategic planning and targeted engagement with policy actors, to help you achieve positive policy influence.
As a means of bringing into focus the need for clear and effective messaging within policy briefs we are launching a twitter game as part of Policy Brief Week: #r2aconundrums.
R2A is set to launch a policy brief extravaganza between October the 27th-31st, 2014. Over the course of the week R2A will be showcasing new guidance, commentary and an animation that brings into focus the value of the policy brief.
Gifi Nadi provides some top tips on developing productive and valauble relationships with mentors and outlines how to harness and make the most of their knowledge and experience.
What is implementation science, and what can it do for the field of global health? FHI 360 brought together over 150 public health specialists, researchers, scholars and donors in Washington, DC, to wrestle with these questions.
R2A is excited to announce the launch of a new quarterly Guest Editor position. Applications are now open for Guest Editors who will have editorial responsibility over content displayed on the website for a 4 month period.
Policy briefs are useful influencing tools for think tanks and research institutions. This quick guide, developed as part of the Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program, is aimed at researchers and communications staff who are planning policy briefs for the first time, or want to review their approach.
In this post, Anton Tsvetov outlines 5 tips for researchers who would like to be approached more often by the media for expert comment and opinion.
The Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program is hosting a Virtual Write Shop on “Writing letters to the editor that get published.”
In his second podcast this week, Andrew Clappison (R2A and CommsConsult) explains how your theory of change can be adapted into an effective means of monitoring and evaluating your success.
In this podcast, Andrew Clappison (R2A and CommsConsult) explains the importance of testing and reflecting upon the assumptions contained across your theory of change.