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Data hub to promote global South's research nears launch - SciDev.Net

Data hub to promote global South's research nears launch - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Data hub to promote global South's research nears launch SciDev.Net Several research institutes are preparing to launch a prototype open-access 'warehouse' of digital data to help increase the online accessibility of development research coming...
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University research uptake gains ground - University World News

University research uptake gains ground - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"Research-intensive African universities can play an important role in contributing to the evidence base to address Africa's development challenges. In rising to meet these challenges through quality research, they are providing African solutions to African problems and stimulating local demand for better, stronger and more contextualised evidence."

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SCAP Outputs - Changing Research Communication Practices and Open Scholarship: A Framework for Analysis

SCAP Outputs - Changing Research Communication Practices and Open Scholarship: A Framework for Analysis | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
This paper, (@catherinecronin Changing Research Communication Practices & Open Scholarship: A Framework for Analysis”, is at http://t.co/ZZoxpq7B6R)...
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The On Think Tanks Exchange: first meeting

The On Think Tanks Exchange: first meeting | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The On Think Tanks Exchange is a new initiative that aims to encourage and support exchanges between think tanks for the purpose of developing new relationships, facilitating collaboration in resea...
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How scientists can maximise the impact of their research - SciDev.Net

How scientists can maximise the impact of their research - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

Researchers mustn’t assume that the ‘comms people’ will do all the communicating... Scientists need to have their voices heard beyond the walls of academic institutions — so communication, not just research, should be part of their work. "

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Open data sheds light on how universities are minority providers of commissioned research to government.

Open data sheds light on how universities are minority providers of commissioned research to government. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Anyone under the impression that universities are the dominant suppliers to government of commissioned research, advice, and knowledge, think again. Open data on government spending shows the relat...
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Results of the DRUSSA Benchmarking Survey revealed

Results of the DRUSSA Benchmarking Survey revealed | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"African universities are gradually introducing new mechanisms to encourage the uptake of research by key stakeholders..."

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SRACatalyst - Newsletter

SRACatalyst - Newsletter | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"new specialism in research management - research uptake management (RUM). RUM is a term that will be recognizable to SRA members as ‘knowledge translation,’ ‘knowledge mobilization,’ or ‘knowledge exchange,’ and in universities it encompasses research areas ranging from research to influence policy, to research that directly engages with and benefits local communities."

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Technology: using power for good

Technology: using power for good | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
New technologies can enhance the work of development groups from grassroots to global, but with this new potential comes the responsibility to understand the risks
Technology has huge potential to be used for social good.
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A New Way to Measure Poverty in India - Real Time Economics - WSJ

A New Way to Measure Poverty in India - Real Time Economics - WSJ | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
How should you measure poverty? It is a question that has generated enormous controversy in India.
@DRUSSA's insight:
An important study for India:   a study needed for every African country.“It’s an expanded definition of poverty and aims to calculate the escape velocity needed to get people sustainably out of poverty,” 
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Comment on Grupo FARO’s tough question: “are we producing research that informs and changes policies?”

Comment on Grupo FARO’s tough question: “are we producing research that informs and changes policies?” | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
[…] better research; or they may want them to improve their communications and impact. Or change their research agenda. Or all of the above and a lot more.
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Findings of major study of science granting councils - University World News

Findings of major study of science granting councils - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

CREST's Prof Johann Mouton.

This study by DRUSSA partner CREST found that R&D in Africa is mostly located in universities, science councils, public research institutes and some NGOs.

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Country by country guide to women's rights

Country by country guide to women's rights | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Which countries have laws preventing violence? Which legislate for gender equality? And which countries allow abortion? Using World Bank and UN data we offer a snapshot of women's rights across the globe.
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Research uptake requires more than lip service on university's part

Research uptake requires more than lip service on university's part | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

‘Universities do not deliver social services or create products, but their partners may (e.g. community organisations, NGOs, businesses and industries). Therefore, you need to think carefully about your target audiences and who your partners should be in order to reach these audiences." -David Phipps (York University, Canada) 

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It's not all about the learner: a sociomaterial account of digital ...

It's not all about the learner: a sociomaterial account of student digital literacy practices Lesley Gourlay & Martin Oliver Networked Learning Conferenc...
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What is the Purpose of Research? | Forbes India Blog

What is the Purpose of Research? | Forbes India Blog | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
RT @vaqarahmed: #Research & impact http://t.co/lTjflUkDLK @Meetasengupta #innovation #education #social @muhzeshan @onthinktanks @odi_deve…
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Could African universities get policy-friendly research? - SciDev.Net

Could African universities get policy-friendly research? - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
A project helping 23 African universities increase the uptake of their research by policymakers is making good progress.
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Is knowledge meant to solve technical problems or change the world?

Is knowledge meant to solve technical problems or change the world? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
In this second post on the think tanks' Summit, Peter da Costa reflects on Prof. Achille Mbembe's presentation at a recent African think tanks summit and poses an important question: can knowledge ...
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Impact Round-Up 22nd March: Data journalism, code as a research object, and the cure for impact factor mania.

Impact Round-Up 22nd March: Data journalism, code as a research object, and the cure for impact factor mania. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication. The high-profile launch of Na...
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Wineland Publications - Knowledge in practice (Part 1): External sources of knowledge of winemakers

Wineland Publications - Knowledge in practice (Part 1): External sources of knowledge of winemakers | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"A positive consequence of having knowledge is that it creates the capacity to absorb even more knowledge. Eventually one ends up with an ever-expanding pool of knowledge, suitable for the execution of various tasks."

 
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What Are Academics Good For?

What Are Academics Good For? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Do not ask an academic what he or she has to offer to society. (In fact, do not ask ANYONE this question [SMH]). Instead, ask them about what they know, what they love, and what they do; perhaps even why they do it....
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The New Brainstorming - Colabria

The New Brainstorming - Colabria | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The New Brainstorming

finding is that a hybrid model of independent brainstormers works better...One continuous Colabria refinement for hybrid brainstorming is to pursue conversation not discussion.This is called Authentic Knowledge Management (KM).

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From Poverty to Power » How to bridge the Valley of Death that separates complexity/systems thinkers from decision makers?

From Poverty to Power » How to bridge the Valley of Death that separates complexity/systems thinkers from decision makers? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"...was the sheer difficulty of bridging the gap between complexity thinkers in academia and busy aid activists, whether in government or NGOs. One contributor talked of a ‘valley of death’ that separates pure science from ‘operationalisation’ – using the new ideas to actually do stuff."

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KNUST DRUSSA Implementation Team Members Attend Workshop - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

KNUST DRUSSA Implementation Team Members Attend Workshop - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
A twenty-four (24) member implementation team of the Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has attended a workshop.  The workshop which was organised by the University was on the theme: “making an impact through research: the way forward for KNUST”.
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Dodoma May Be Future Breadbasket - AllAfrica.com

Dodoma May Be Future Breadbasket - AllAfrica.com | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Dodoma May Be Future Breadbasket AllAfrica.com The more than 150 Scientists working in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia have been testing a new way of predicting the impact of climate change and adaptation technologies in smallholder farms in...
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