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Scottish Third Sector Research Forum




2018 event - Researching together Conference

1st February 2018 at John MacIntyre Conference Centre Pollock Halls, Edinburgh


Researching Together logoFunded by the Scottish Government this year's 'Let's collaborate' free event is the 4th organised by the Third Sector Research Forum. It will take place on Thursday 1st February 2018 in Edinburgh. The conference is for academics, third sector organisations and those interested in third sector research. It will explore the theme of researching together.

For more information and to book your place click here



The overarching aim of the Forum is to maximise the impact of knowledge and evidence by developing high quality evidence outputs drawing on robust and accurate information, and developing a strategic approach to dissemination. It will seek to become a recognised and authoritative voice on evidence and data relating to the third sector in Scotland. 

The Scottish Third Sector Research Forum (TSRF), supported by the Scottish Government, has existed in its current form since 2009 and brings together strategic partners: Scottish Government and other public sector agencies, third sector and academics to:

Click here to read more about the TSRF´s remit.

Click here to view and download an infographic about the TSRF.

In May 2017 we evaluated the impact of the Forum. Read members' feedback here.


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In recent years the group has worked in an increasingly collaborative and interactive way to unearth, generate and synthesise knowledge, and explore new ways of presenting and disseminating knowledge to enable it to have a real impact on policy development and decision making.  The Forum's papers to evidence the contribution of the third sector to Health and Social Care and Reducing Re-offending can be found here.

Who is involved in the Forum?

The Forum is made of a core membership and a virtual membership to widen involvement whilst maintaining a manageable size.  20 organisations are currently forming core members:


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Find out how you can contribute to the TSRF's work