This guide for researchers in socio-economic sciences and humanities provides help in creating policy briefs, project websites, flyers and brochures. It offers insights into dealing with the press and contains suggestions on how to organise a final project conference. The aim is to “build a functional communications interface between researchers and policymakers.”
The key topics covered are:
- The concept of communicating research for policy making
- The policy brief – engaging and sustaining interest
- Some practical means: website, project flyer, project brochure, communicating with stakeholders, meet the press, policy panels and briefing sessions, final conference, final publishable summary report
- Ten steps towards and effective dissemination strategy
The report also contains:
- example of a policy brief
- guidelines for project websites
- example of a project flyer
- example of a project brochure
- guidelines for project final conferences.
Reference: Martin, T. (2010). Communicating Research for Evidence-Based Policymaking – A Practical Guide for Researchers in Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities. European Commission, Publications Office of the European Union: Luxembourg.
Full text online at: https://i2s.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/32835-communicating_ssh_research_en.pdf (please note this is an external link to a PDF of 1.54MB).
Posted: May 2011
Last modified: August 2014