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23 November 2017
Framing the Discourse
Institutional Strategic Communications and Project Knowledge Transfer

As the importance of getting research into use becomes a crucial indicator of universities’ relevance and contribution to society and universities respond by strengthening research communication capacity, the capacity of executive directorates to lead on Strategic Communications (SC) to build the university’s brand and capacity to ‘translate’ academic research for use by lay audiences  - variously called Research Uptake Communication (RUC), Research Communication (RC), Knowledge Translation (KT) - can create tensions.

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Institutional Repositories and Open access: key tools for Research Uptake

Open access means unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed scholarly research. It encompasses not only open access journals but also hybrid journals that provide open access only to articles for which the authors (or more often their institution or funder) have paid an open access publishing fee. Authors can also arrange to archive a pre-version (after it has been accepted for publication but before it has been reviewed) or post-version of the article (after it has been reviewed but before it has been published) on their own websites, or the institutional repositories of their university.

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Part 4: Research Uptake Policy series: Towards synthesised theories of policy change – developing and establishing learning processes and frameworks

In the fourth and final blog of this “Research Uptake: Knowledge to Policy” blog series, Dr Sara Grobbelaar, DRUSSA  Researcher at CREST, explores why synthesizing models of policy change may be an important step towards developing a robust theory of policy change in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Making Scholarly Research Visible

This blog discusses the final report of the Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme  (SCAP).

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Part 2: Research Uptake Policy series: a Meta-analysis of the knowledge-to-policy field

Dr Sara Grobbelaar, a Researcher at CREST,considers a range of authors’ views on the process for the analysis of the policy process and also reviews various paradigms of enquiry.

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