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.
Researching well – Good practice and ethics in third sector research
The next Scotland’s Third Sector Research Forum conference on Wednesday 17th February is all about research ethics. See the programme and book your place here.
Innovating in the third sector – online research and services in 2020
The aim of this event is to share learning from the new context of working in 2020 from researchers embedded in third sector organisations and those in university settings.
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!