A key TSRF aim is to maximise the impact of third sector research and evidence through knowledge exchange and networking.
The forum hosts regular events and conferences that bring together third sector practitioners and academic researchers to share knowledge and explore research collaboration.
Talking ethics – 2022 TSRF conference
The next Scotland’s Third Sector Research Forum is on Tuesday 8th February 2022 on Zoom. The conference ‘Talking ethics’ provides an opportunity to hear how researchers working in and with the Third Sector have navigated some tricky ethical dilemmas, talk about your ethical issues and learn from others’ experiences. Booking open.
Demystifying research ethics for third sector organisations
This event provided an introduction to the Third Sector Research Forum’s Guide to Applying Ethical Research Principles. Researchers from Poverty Alliance shared how they have applied the ethics guide in their own work, and researchers from YouthLink Scotland and the Scottish Government discussed how they have built upon the guide to develop an ethics policy for YouthLink Scotland together.
Using third sector research to influence policy and practice
Policy Scotland and Scotland’s Third Sector Research Forum hosted this virtual seminar on 1st June 2021. Speakers from The ALLIANCE and Royal Town Planning Institute talked about the challenges to getting their research-informed voices heard.
Researching well – Good practice and ethics in third sector research 2021 online conference
The 6th TSRF conference took place on Wednesday 17th February 2021, 9.30am – 2.30pm via Zoom. The conference was all about ethics and good practice in third sector research.
Innovating in the third sector – online research and services in 2020
This online event took place on 20th January 2021. Researchers from third sector organisations shared their learning from the new context of working in 2020.
Priorities for the ‘New Normal’
Lessons learned from Academic and Third Sector Lockdown Research event which took place on 12th August 2020. Presenters discussed the ways in which COVID-10 has exacerbated previous challenges and created new ones.
Collaborating for impact 2019 conference
The fifth TSRF conference took place on Wednesday 9th October 2019 at COSLA Conference Centre, Edinburgh.
Let’s Collaborate 2018
Funded by the Scottish Government Third Sector Research Forum 4th ‘Let’s collaborate’ event, Researching Together, took place on 1 February 2018 .
To get a flavour of Researching Together and to see tweets from participants read this storify presentation.
Read the Conference report
Slides, handouts and roundtable notes from interactive sessions
Coproducing research with disabled people: Disability research into independent living and learning – Dr Jim Elder-Woodward OBE Chair, Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (DRILL research) and Dr Elaine Douglas – slides here and handout here.
The Research for Change programme – Martin McKee, Social Lab – slides here.
The University of West of Scotland-Oxfam Partnership: Reflections on some experience of collaborative research and advocacy – Professor Chik Collins, University of West Scotland – slides here.
Research by the community: what can we learn from community-led action research? Facilitated by Andrew Patterson, Scottish Community
Let’s Collaborate 2016
Let’s Collaborate 2015
Let’s Collaborate 2014
Read the report from the event to find out what happened and what was discussed!