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The blog explores three interrelated uptake issues in the context of HIV/Aids research:
- Understanding of the nature of research impact;
- Exploring how the positionality of researchers and other stakeholders influence their approach and;
- The importance of collaborations between
It is great to see DFID getting behind the issue of research uptake via a new report that provides insights on how researchers and communication specialists can engage with decision makers and ensure that research has the impact that it should. The report, made up of a series of open access articles in Health Policy Research and Systems states,“There is no point doing research if the findings do not get into policy and practice. DFID strongly encourages all research programmes to consider research uptake activities as an integral part of the research.” (more...)
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If you don’t know it yet, or if you’re not sure of its significance it’s time you caught up – web 2.0 has dramatically changed the way people use and interact with the internet and the wider world, if you thought you could hide from the perils of openness and transparency you were wrong.
The research community is not alone in underestimating and under utilising the web, but there is undoubtedly a new emerging mantra for researchers looking to improve their research and get it into use: share and engage.A leading child psychologist once quipped “Adults would not learn to talk if they had to learn”...
"Rarely do research communications travel a familiar pathway and reach end users in a linear way to influence policy and practice. We often here that researchers and research institutions frequently fail in communicating their research effectively, that policy makers and practitioners are not listening, and intermediaries are failing in their efforts to bring leading protagonists together (more)...
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