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Journalism as research

Journalism as research | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Can journalism count as research? Charlie Beckett says yes on the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog - so long as it is the right kind of journalism.
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Not so sure the DRUSSA universities would agree.

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Seven ways to assist health research in developing nations - SciDev.Net

Seven ways to assist health research in developing nations - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Seven ways to assist health research in developing nations
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A guide released yesterday details seven principles for good practice in strengthening research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).
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Building capacity for research and training in Tanzania - SciDev.Net

Building capacity for research and training in Tanzania - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Building capacity for research and training in Tanzania
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[DAR ES SALAAM] Quintino Mgani is professor of chemistry at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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Benefiting from Africa's brain migration - SciDev.Net

Benefiting from Africa's brain migration - SciDev.Net | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Benefiting from Africa's brain migration
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Every year, thousands of highly educated Africans, including many of the continent's brightest academics and scholars, leave the continent to pursue careers in the developed world.
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Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders

Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Universities are drowning in digital information. It's time senior leaders made openness – and its consequences – their concern
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TTI PEC Nairobi Workshop - Stakeholder and Policy Mapping

Mapping stakeholders and policy environments A Presentation to TTI PEC Anglophone Africa Workshop 28 April 2014 Nicholas Benequista
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Wineland Publications - Knowledge in practice (Part 3): Winemakers and intuition

Wineland Publications - Knowledge in practice (Part 3): Winemakers and intuition | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"In a previous article I referred to a survey of South African winemakers which found that 76% regarded personal knowledge and intuition as extremely important for their winemaking (Boshoff, 2014). A question arises as to how the notion of intuition should be interpreted."

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New ‘Mapping Research Uptake Learning Materials’ project launched - Research to Action

New ‘Mapping Research Uptake Learning Materials’ project launched - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
RT @The_ACU: Help @DRUSSAfrica's ‘Mapping Research Uptake Learning Materials’ project. Do the short survey: http://t.co/aIOBgkRO6J via @Res…
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Understandings of open access

Understandings of open access | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
How do people outside the university who work in education understand open access?
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Africa doubles research output over past decade, moves towards a knowledge-based economy

Africa doubles research output over past decade, moves towards a knowledge-based economy | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that economic growth across sub-Saharan Africa has been stellar in recent years, illustrated by GDP growth expected to be
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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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TDR | ESSENCE

TDR | ESSENCE | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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ESSENCE on Health Research (Enhancing Support for Strengthening the Effectiveness of National Capacity Efforts) is a collaborative framework between funding agencies to scale up research capacity. It aims to improve the impact of investments in institutions and people, and provides enabling mechanisms that address needs and priorities within national strategies on research for health.

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Calls for change in Africa's higher education - SciDev.Net

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Calls for change in Africa's higher education
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The 'how' might be contested but there's agreement on one thing: universities need reform to help drive development.
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CHET Update June 2014

CHET Update June 2014 | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

HET's HERANA project has released the updated performance indicator data collected from eight African flagship universities. Data covers the period 2009 to 2011.

The data enables universities to better assess their performance relative to their own institutional targets and to the performance of their peers across the continent. The data is also of use to higher education researchers, analysts, policy-makers and other decision-makers seeking a more detailed, empirically-based picture of African higher education.

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Improving Think Tank Management | Results for Development Institute

Improving Think Tank Management | Results for Development Institute | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"...In addition to research programs and policy engagement, there is a third component of strong organizations – management – that has been shown to be linked to the production of stronger policy research and its effective delivery to decision makers"

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Look out ResearchImpact...here comes Africa / Attention, RIR… l’Afrique entre en scène!

Look out ResearchImpact...here comes Africa / Attention, RIR… l’Afrique entre en scène! | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
David Phipps, RIR-York Is it knowledge mobilization? Is it Research Uptake Management? If it walks like a broker and acts like a broker it probably is a broker. And some African universities are br...
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#dhakacomms workshop: Day 2

#dhakacomms workshop: Day 2 | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

At the end of the first day of the communications workshop at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) we identified a ‘universe’ of channels and tools" .... "Tools must be flexible but not entirely random and should avoid isolation. An isolated tool (a paper published on its own) is as good as nothing."

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Setting up a think tank: step by step

Setting up a think tank: step by step | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"Few developing countries have enough policy research institutes to help address the challenges they face. Instead, and because of this small think tank community, they have to rely on policy ideas coming from abroad -often from the think tanks, research centres and consultancies set up in developed countries to lobby and influence international aid agencies."

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What is the value of the Commonwealth to average citizens?

What is the value of the Commonwealth to average citizens? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Secretary general Kamalesh Sharma talks about leading his organisation through change, good governance and why all civilisations have suffered for not giving women equal statusYou have served in a number of diplomatic roles; what attracted you to...
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Wineland Publications - Knowledge in practice (Part 2): Experience, personal knowledge and fellow winemakers – three knowledge sources that winemakers highly value

Wineland Publications - Knowledge in practice (Part 2): Experience, personal knowledge and fellow winemakers – three knowledge sources that winemakers highly value | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it

"In Part 1 (March 2014) I focused on the knowledge sources that South African winemakers said they most frequently interact with." "... as regular exposure to external knowledge sources contributes to the expansion and refinement of a winemaker’s internal knowledge store."

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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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