Services for Researchers

Services for Researchers

Do you wonder why your research is not known about by decision-makers or why it is so difficult to have your findings reflected in policy?. Or perhaps you are obliged to demonstrate a tangible impact from your findings as part of your research funding?. Maybe you feel frustrated when your research is not used by policy makers or practitioners?.

 

There are many reasons why it is challenging to get research used by decision-makers but there are actions you can take that will help.

 

We have many years experience in this area and will take a hand-on approach to:

 

• helping you make your research relevant for key stakeholders

• working with your findings so that busy decision-makers find them easy to use

• increase your knowledge about what commissioners are looking for

More and more research funders are asking researchers to show how their findings make a tangible impact in policy or practice. If you are the Principal Investigator of a large study or in charge of a research programme we can help you take a strategic approach to making sure key stakeholders know about your work and use it.

 

We do this by identifying the most relevant policy and practice stakeholders and mapping out a course of action to make sure they know about and understand your work.

 

We will work in a hands on way with you to deliver on these actions.

Decision makers tend to be very busy and have limited time for identifying, accessing and reading long reports. If you want decision makers to use your research, it is important that it is presented in an accessible way. We can help you develop key messages from your research study and present them in a way that makes it easy for people to read.

Delivering on commissioned research can be very challenging and while you might think you have produced the perfect report, the commissioners might think otherwise. Writing for decision-makers can be a very fine balance between presenting a robust report that demonstrates methodological rigor and a report that is accessible for those who are not researchers and not familiar with the same language.

 

We deliver tailored courses to help researchers understand how research is used by decision-makers in policy and practice organisations and to write research reports for commissioners with recommendations that are meaningful and likely to be used.