Pete Cranston and Pier Andrea Pirani take a look at social media from the perspective of user engagement and explore some key issues that emerge.
20 May 2013
Here is a great toolkit by ODI (Overseas Development Institute) RAPID (Research and policy in Development). This toolkit describes a range of tools that CSOs might use to understand and map political context, in order to engage more effectively in policy processes.
13 May 2013
The Research to Action team were revisiting one of our favourite blogs Intelligent Measurement and came across this really great slideshare of a presentation given by Glenn O’Neill at the European Evaluation Society Conference in Helsinki, Finland in October 2012.
29 April 2013
The Deputy Director of systematic reviews at 3ie (the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation), Phil Davies discusses how research doesn’t always provide straightforward answers to specific problems.
25 April 2013
Mark Robinson, William Evans and Kirsty Newman from DFID’s Research and Evidence Division introduce the new “Assessing the Strength of Evidence” How to Note, which aims to improve the use of evidence within DFID.
17 April 2013
Last week Research to Action attended the Future of Impact Conference in London, hosted by the DESCRIBE project (University of Exeter). The audio recordings are now available here as a podcast.
This post launches our new social media engagement series that explores how to utilise social media effectively in research uptake activities. Join-us as we explore issues linked to the use and measurement of social media.
Kennedy Oulu shares his experiences of trying to integrate ICT during the design phase of a research project, and reflects on some of the benefits in terms of expanding buy-in and increasing the transparency of the research process.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is seeking a Technical Communications Officer to work on a full or part time basis to support the Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT) Consortium.
This working paper offers guidelines that nonprofit organizations can use when designing evaluations to learn about both their investments in communications strategies and the impacts of those investments.
These guidelines, developed through the University of Cape Town’s OpenUCT Initiative take academics through a four step process to improving their online presence, and taking charge of their online visibility.
Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of Open Access publishing and explain what Open Access is through this short animated video.
This paper explores and sumarises the discussions that took place during the International Conference on Evidence-Informed Policy Making in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
This blog introduces an new helpdesk (hosted on LinkedIn) for researchers and intermediaries to share and receive advice on achieving research ‘impact’, with an explicit focus on research communication and engagement.