Making your research accessible

INASP: Information literacy for policy makers and influencers

By 22 January 2012

These materials produced by INASP can be used for training to help policy makers and influencers to find, evaluate and use information to inform policy making.

Each unit contains:

  • Facilitators notes (with step by step instructions on how to run the session)
  • Presentation (containing all slides needed for the unit)
  • Summary handout- to be given out to all participants at the end of the unit


By the end of the course participants will:

  • recognise information problems
  • be able to identify the language associated with a problem (specifically when identifying appropriate online search terms)
  • feel more confident handling science/research information
  • know of at least three reliable sources of information on science topics
  • critically evaluate sources of information for quality, credibility, relevance and bias
  • have enhanced skills in how to make use of science information
  • have enhanced skills in small group training methods

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