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Scottish Third Sector Research Forum




2018 event - Researching together Conference

1st February 2018 at John McIntyre 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 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,

in order to increase public and third sector understanding about the third sector’s contribution to public services and to improve third sector’s understanding and use of research.

The TSRF is supported by the Scottish Government.  Steven Marwick, Director of Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) chairs the Forum and ESS provides the secretariat.

Please see the side bar for links to the TSRF's publications and evidence reviews.

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.


To keep up with the Forum's news join the ESS mailing list (at the top of the page - Subscribe to our newsletter).


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