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.
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.
31 October 2014
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.
30 October 2014
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.
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.
Welcome to the Think Tank Policy Engagement and Communications Program’s theory of change week. To get us started, here is an excellent introduction to theory of change developed by Result for Development’s Senior Program Director Courtney Tolmie.
This week, the TTI PEC programme, in association with R2A, is focusing in on some of the most useful resources and common questions that think tanks have in developing theories of change. Stay tuned-in for updates!
Susan Koshy (Centre for Studying Developing Societies) explores how you can organize your research evidence into streams of value that generate meaning and have enduring living properties?
This post introduces a study into developing and implementing gender sensitive policies and programmes in Pakistan
TheThink Tank Initiative seeks to fill the position of Senior Program Officer for Knowledge Translation. This key role is in managing and providing the knowledge function for the Initiative, with a focus on strategic engagement and communications.
Communicating clearly and coherently is essential if non-technical audiences are to understand the significance of research findings. This post charts the changes CSTEP made to improve its research communications.