Scottish Third Sector Research Forum
About the TSRF
In order to increase understanding about the third sector’s contribution to public services and to improve the third sector’s understanding and use of research, the Scottish Third Sector Research Forum (TSRF) brings together third sector and public sector partners to:
- Promote and share research about and from the third sector
- Identify research questions and meet evidence gaps
- Promote the use of research to improve policy and practice.
The TSRF meets four times a year and members take it in turns to host meetings at their venues in different parts of Scotland. Members include representatives from a variety of research-active third sector organisations, public sector organisations and academics from Scottish universities. Evaluation Support Scotland convenes and holds the secretariat of the Forum with support from the Scottish Government Third Sector Unit.
Follow links in the sidebar to find out more about the current workplan, minutes of meetings, newsletters, TSRF publications and events.
Evaluation Support Scotland (Secretariat)
Voluntary Health Scotland
Social Enterprise Scotland
The National Lottery Community Fund
The Robertson Trust
OSCR (Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator)
Vountary Sector Studies Network
Health and Social Care ALLIANCE Scotland
The Salvesen Mindroom Centre
University of Aberdeen
University of Stirling
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
University of Dundee
Queen Margaret University
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