Translation & impact
Producing relevant, targeted and credible summaries of research is central to all knowledge
exchange strategies. A sample of what we produce includes:
- CRFR Research Briefing series: summaries of recently published research, written specifically for general
audiences including policy and practice settings
- Growing Up in Scotland participant newsletters and briefings: summarised findings relating to all aspects
of GUS research, written for both the families involved in the study and wider use in policy and practice
- We also tweet, facebook, and blog our latest news and research
- AND design posters, leaflets and postcards for individual projects to communicate findings in accessible ways
Relationships & interaction
We have learned over the years that having strong, reciprocal relationships with people across public, voluntary
and academic sectors is one of the most important factors in getting research used. We facilitate or contribute
to many networks aimed at communicating and promoting evidence-based practice.
We also hold and organise: launch events, conferences, seminars, workshops, CPD training sessions.
Development & Innovation
We have a number of innovative knowledge exchange projects which focus on developing skills and strategies around sharing information and building knowledge.
- Growing Up in Scotland Led by ScotCen Social Research in collaboration
with CRFR and MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
- What Works Scotland
- Working across qualitative longitudinal studies: A feasibility study looking at care and intimacy
Policy focused work
We maintain good relationships with policy and research staff working within Scottish Government and will bring
researchers together to present evidence to help inform policy development.
We respond to consultations or requests for evidence from Parliamentary committees and Government to influence policy development and ensure that families and relationships are considered in all aspects of public life. Our Co-directors have given evidence to Scottish Parliament committees and research produced by CRFR is regularly cited by other organisations in evidence submissions.