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Talking ethics – TSRF 2022 conference

Book your free place on Scotland’s Third Sector Research Forum on 8th February 2022. 9.30am – 1pm. At this year’s conference you can hear how researchers navigate tricky ethical research

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ESS January 2022 Newsletter

Upcoming events and new resources to help you make your evaluation and learning even better and fit for purpose in 2022.

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TSRF Winter 2021 newsletter

Links to book your place at the next TSRF conference – Talking ethics taking place on 8th February 2022 are included in this newsletter. Learn more about the programme and choose which parallel session you want to attend.

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TSRF Autumn 2021 newsletter

In this newsletter we tell you about our plans for our next TSRF event in February 2022, and give links to TSRF members presenting at Policy Scotland/TSRF event ‘Demystifying research


Working together better – learning opportunity!

This autumn ESS is running a learning group for third sector organisations who want to reflect and learn about positive partnerships as we move towards recovery. Early findings and conversations show that partnerships between third sector and public sector organisations were different and better during the Covid-19 crisis.


ESS Autumn Newsletter 2021

In this newsletter we focus on what ESS is learning from the third sector’s magnificent response during the pandemic – and how to use that learning for the future.  View


Third Sector Interface Covid-19 Learning Project

We’ve been delighted to work alongside Scotland’s Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) to understand the roles TSIs played during the Covid-19 pandemic.   This important report identifies the types of activities undertaken

Front cover of TSRF guide to applying ethical research principles


What do we mean by ‘ethical research principles’? What does that mean in practice?

We all want to ‘do’ research well and ensure that as we find out the answer to our questions we don’t upset or harm those that we work with, those we interview and involve in the research or ourselves. It all sounds easy but when it comes to practice sometimes its easy to fall foul of best practice without really realising. Read this blog about TSRF new guide to applying ethical research principles.