[globaloutlookDH-l] Fwd: [kbf] New 'Mapping Research Uptake Learning Materials' project launched
daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Mon Apr 14 11:49:59 MDT 2014
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Subject: [kbf] New 'Mapping Research Uptake Learning Materials' project
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:10:39 +0000
From: Jo Reid <jo at commsconsult.org>
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Here at CommsConsult <commsconsult.org> we’re doing a piece of work for
theDRUSSA <http://www.drussa.net/>programme (Development Research Uptake
in Sub-Saharan Africa) and are looking for some help from you.
They’re planning to develop a series of training materials to support
universities to build capacity in research uptake management (RUM).
They define Research Uptake Management (RUM) as /‘an emerging
university management field with a practical, cost-effective and
sustainable approach to making research accessible and getting research
into use. It requires specialist individual capacity, aligned
organisational structures and strategic management processes to optimise
conditions for the accessibility, dissemination, uptake and application
of scientific evidence.’/
The programme has already amassed a range of workshop materials and
presentations around this topic and wants to commission an audit of
these internal resources, as well as of similar external resources, in
order to determine what the new series of training materials should cover.
The new series will be aimed at complementing the existing programme of
Mphils, Phds and short professional courses in knowledge utilisation for
DRUSSA universities and others. The intended audience is practitioners
working in the field at operational level within DRUSSA universities.
So for this purpose we’re interested in unearthing any and all materials
around how an institution thinks about, develops strategies, policies
and processes for; nurtures staff to be more effective and passionate
about; generate resources for; and evidences what impact is achieved
through… a more strategic approach to research uptake. We have plenty of
materials about the various elements of research uptake that an
individual researcher needs to know and do, *but it is at the
institutional level where we think the gap is.*
It may be that you feel you have specialist knowledge of, or access to
offline materials in a particular area of research uptake that we don’t
already know about (e.g. because it’s not available online, or is not
We believe the mapping is a really helpful exercise to make visible -
not only for the DRUSSA programme but to a much wider community
including Think Tanks – resources that will help organisations to
systematise a different way of managing research. We are encouraging
DRUSSA to not only make the mapping public, but to offer the distance
learning modules generated, also free of charge to whoever wants to learn.
*So, if you have some RUM-related materials or information you would
like to share, please either complete our short survey
and/or get in contact with us via drussa at commsconsult.org
<mailto:drussa at commsconsult.org> so that we can make sure your input is
heard and arrange appropriate follow up with you. *
Thank you in advance,
Tremough Innovation Centre
Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9TA
Tel: +44 (0)1326 313133
Twitter: @joannacreid @CommsConsultLtd
*Please note: I work Mondays and Tuesdays only.*
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