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Future Health Systems - Blog - The challenges of Research Uptake: Systemic, institutional and individual barriers

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[Editor's note: This blog was originally written for and published on the DRUSSA (Development R...
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Jeff Knezovich's popular blog on the challenges one can encounter in the practice of Research Uptake first appeared on www.drussa.net as a four-part series.

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Visualising science: the infographic   - Research to Action

Visualising science: the infographic   - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Research Media explains why infographics are becoming the tool of choice when it comes to impactful science communication to policy makers and the public.
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Theory of change week: Monitoring and Evaluation - Research to Action

Theory of change week: Monitoring and Evaluation - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
In his second podcast this week, Andrew Clappison (R2A and CommsConsult) explains how your theory of change can be adapted into an effective means of monitoring and evaluating your success.
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Both these podcasts are really worth listening to.

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Five top policy brief resources, guides and articles of yesteryear - Research to Action

Five top policy brief resources, guides and articles of yesteryear - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
In the spirit of using old knowledge to inform the new, we have gone through our archives to bring you the five top resources, guides and articles of yesteryear. Let us know if you think we have missed something!
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Focus on Private Sector: Linking research to market

Focus on Private Sector: Linking research to market | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
A company’s trials of selling a clean cookstove in Nigeria show the need for commercial skills, says Noshua Watson.
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5 tips for getting approached by the press - Research to Action

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In this post, Anton Tsvetov outlines 5 tips for researchers who would like to be approached more often by the media for expert comment and opinion.
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Wall Street analysts say open access has failed due to lack of focus, but their analysis might help it succeed.

Wall Street analysts say open access has failed due to lack of focus, but their analysis might help it succeed. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
There are tensions in the open access movement which are putting its sustained momentum at risk, argues Curt Rice. The enthusiasm for the movement's ideals are now in conflict with what is needed f...
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OpEdNews Article: Article: Hyderabad to Cape Town: Evidence driving medical research and health systems strengthening

OpEdNews Article: Article: Hyderabad to Cape Town: Evidence driving medical research and health systems strengthening | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Incidentally 22nd Cochrane Colloquium on "evidence-informed public health: challenges and opportunities" theme is being held in Hyderabad, India (21-26 September 2014) and will be followed by the 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research on "science and practice of people-centred health systems" theme in Cape Town, South Africa (30 September -- 3 October 2014).
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5 tips for getting approached by the press - Research to Action

5 tips for getting approached by the press - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
In this post, Anton Tsvetov outlines 5 tips for researchers who would like to be approached more often by the media for expert comment and opinion.
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Social media outcomes in academia: engage with your audience and they will engage with you.

Social media outcomes in academia: engage with your audience and they will engage with you. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Social media is a great tool for sharing information, collaborating on research and interacting with a global audience. But Jessica Woolman argues that we need to implement university-wide policies...
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Essential Guide: How to start an Open Access journal in five steps

Essential Guide: How to start an Open Access journal in five steps | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
As Open Access publishing continues its momentum, opportunities are growing for researchers to shift their disciplinary and institution platforms to affordable open access models. Suzanne Pilaar Bi...
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Theory of change week: Introduction to theory of change - Research to Action

Theory of change week: Introduction to theory of change - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Welcome to the TTI-PEC programmes theory of change week. To get us started here is an excellent introduction to theory of change developed by Result4Development's Courtney Tolmie.
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Education design in a mobile era

Presented at: North South TVET ICT Conference, Cape Town, 12 Sept 2014 By Steve Vosloo Head of Mobile, Innovation Lab Pearson South Africa
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UK, SA launch multimillion-rand research and innovation partnership

UK, SA launch multimillion-rand research and innovation partnership | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
South Africa and the UK have launched a multimillion-rand fund to spark more innovation, science and technology in South Africa and more widely across sub-Saharan Africa. The governments of the UK and South Africa, as well as private companies and nongovernmental organisations have committed R140-million a year to the UK-South Africa Newton Fund. A memorandum of understanding has been signed for the first three years of the programme. “It’s a milestone in science and innovation cooperation ...
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Curation for participation: an eight-step guide to curating open scholarly content

Curation for participation: an eight-step guide to curating open scholarly content | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Are we miscommunicating gender in science?

Are we miscommunicating gender in science? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
To better link science and society, a first step is to communicate accurately and in a gender-balanced way.
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From Attention to Citation: What are altmetrics and how do they work?

From Attention to Citation: What are altmetrics and how do they work? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Scholarly and social impacts of scientific publications could be measured by various metrics, including article usage, Mendeley readership and Altmetric scores, etc. But what is the relationship am...
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Leaving the comfort zone: Public engagement can help you think about your research from a fresh perspective.

Leaving the comfort zone: Public engagement can help you think about your research from a fresh perspective. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
When it comes to sharing your research, Amelia Sharman stresses that there is no ‘one size fits all’ model to follow. Researchers, topics, audiences and end goals are all different. But where resea...
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Ebola treatment trials to be fast-tracked in West Africa

Ebola treatment trials to be fast-tracked in West Africa | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Investigational Ebola treatments are to be tested in West Africa for the first time as part of an international initiative to fast-track trials of the most promising drugs, for the disease that has already led to over 2,600 deaths.
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How to produce a policy brief - Research to Action

How to produce a policy brief - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Policy briefs are useful influencing tools for think tanks and research institutions. This quick guide, developed as part of the Think Tank Initiative's Policy Engagement and Communications Program, is aimed at researchers and communications staff who are planning policy briefs for the first time, or want to review their approach.
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Five golden principles of audience engagement

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Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Simon Staffans:  "So, what I would like is to continuously create content that resonates deeply with the intended target audience" ...

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TTI PEC virtual write shop: Writing letters to the editor that get published - Research to Action

TTI PEC virtual write shop: Writing letters to the editor that get published - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program is hosting a Virtual Write Shop on "Writing letters to the editor that get published."
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PDFs or not? That isn't the right question.

PDFs or not? That isn't the right question. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
This year's thread questioning the value of PDFs for publishing research has spawned an important discussion (links at the bottom of this thread). On the face of it, the question we are discussing ...
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Interesting article which considers the question "How do we publish research in a way that maximizes impact?"

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Academic publishing can free itself from its outdated path dependence by looking to alternative review mechanisms.

Academic publishing can free itself from its outdated path dependence by looking to alternative review mechanisms. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Path dependence means that a logical decision in the past establishes itself as the norm and leads to a suboptimal system in the present. Benedikt Fecher looks at the case of the QWERTY keyboard an...
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Africa Analysis: Governments need scientific advisors

Africa Analysis: Governments need scientific advisors | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Africa needs chief scientific advisors to help governments avoid endorsing ‘junk’ science, writes Linda Nordling.
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