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Analysts want govt to embrace & prioritize evidence based research | Radio One FM 90

Analysts want govt to embrace & prioritize evidence based research | Radio One FM 90 | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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The struggle to get indigenous knowledge into policy

The struggle to get indigenous knowledge into policy | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Local expertise is being included in more scientific assessments, but efforts remain patchy, finds Yojana Sharma.
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Fast and made to last: Academic blogs look to ensure long-term accessibility and stability of content.

Fast and made to last: Academic blogs look to ensure long-term accessibility and stability of content. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Academic blogging has distinct advantages over traditional forms of scholarly communication but questions on their lasting preservation still remain to be seen. Who makes sure academic blog content...
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Kenya embraces research chairs programme to drive R&D - University World News

Kenya embraces research chairs programme to drive R&D - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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MPs call for resourced research department -

MPs call for resourced research department - | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Members of Parliaments have stressed the need for the Research Department of Parliament to be adequately resourced to provide relevant data that
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Bloc creates virtual ‘regional integration’ university - University World News

Bloc creates virtual ‘regional integration’ university - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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It's not enough for research to be right - it must travel to where it makes a real difference

It's not enough for research to be right - it must travel to where it makes a real difference | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Building universities cannot wait for good governance

Building universities cannot wait for good governance | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Investing in Africa’s higher education sector will build momentum for a virtuous cycle of better governance.
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African Research Universities Alliance launched - University World News

African Research Universities Alliance launched - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Researchers told to get research findings to end users

Researchers told to get research findings to end users | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
A symposium has called for innovative approaches for promoting research uptake to help boost policymaking.
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Ford Foundation Expands Creative Commons Licensing for All Grant-Funded Projects

Ford Foundation Expands Creative Commons Licensing for All Grant-Funded Projects | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
A change consistent with organization’s longtime commitment to transparency, knowledge-sharing
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Designing a Policy Influence Plan: Key Toolkits - Research to Action

Designing a Policy Influence Plan: Key Toolkits - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
An influence plan must identify and unpack the steps which contribute to specify and define problems, objectives, actions and necessary resources to...
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Getting African research from the lab to the airwaves

Getting African research from the lab to the airwaves | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Hear BBC Africa’s Alex Jakana discuss the radio partnerships communicating African research to the continent.
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Communicating in a crisis like Ebola: Facts and figures

Communicating in a crisis like Ebola: Facts and figures | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Ebola’s challenges hold lessons for other health emergencies. Elizabeth Smout examines what worked, and what didn’t.
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New media could topple ‘helicopter journalism’ in Africa

New media could topple ‘helicopter journalism’ in Africa | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Local use of social media is beginning to add nuance to superficial international journalism, a festival hears.
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Higher education is key to development – World Bank - University World News

Higher education is key to development – World Bank - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Top business schools forge entrepreneurship partnership - University World News

Top business schools forge entrepreneurship partnership - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Improving access to development research from IDS and beyond

Improving access to development research from IDS and beyond | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
IDS is celebrating the milestone achievement of one million downloads from its new open access digital library of development research – IDS OpenDocs.
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Strategies to help fund university enrolment expansion - University World News

Strategies to help fund university enrolment expansion - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"African countries have been urged to explore creative tax strategies as one way to improve the financing of universities. Dr Patrick Awuah, founder of the private Ashesi University in Ghana, told the African Higher Education Summit that to raise Africa’s enrolment ratio from around 7% to 30% meant governments would have to spend 50 times more on the sector."

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50% higher education participation in 50 years – Summit - University World News

50% higher education participation in 50 years – Summit - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Building bridges in development: Five recommendations to connect the islands of research, policy and practice.

Building bridges in development: Five recommendations to connect the islands of research, policy and practice. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Harrison, Eleanor Jew, Thomas Smith, Iqbal Ahmed and Sarah Peck present the recommendations from a recent conference for early-career researchers on bridging the gap in development resear...
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Network targets open research’s development impact

Network targets open research’s development impact | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
OCSDNet will fund 13 projects to investigate whether openness in science helps or hinders, and how any effect might work.
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The nuts and bolts of peer review: what are the benefits for an early career researcher?

The nuts and bolts of peer review: what are the benefits for an early career researcher? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
For many early career researchers, the trepidation in submitting a first review is hard to overcome. Jillian Hart shares her thoughts following a workshop run by Sense About Science aimed at uncove...
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