Events and conferences

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.

Past events 

Priorities for the ‘New Normal’

Lessons learned from Academic and Third Sector Lockdown Research event which took place on 12th August 2020 to understand 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 . 

The programme offered a variety of sessions about the benefits and challenges of collaborative research. For more details about the interactive session see session descriptions.

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

See the programme here.  To get a flavour of the day see the event report; our Storify, and blog.

Let’s Collaborate 2015

The programme for the day involved short presentations, thematic roundtable discussions and three breakout sessions. To get a flavour of the day and see what participants had to say read Jane Marryat’s report.

Let’s Collaborate 2014

Read the report from the event to find out what happened and what was discussed!