This page is about best practice related to dissemination and sharing of third sector research findings.

TSRF resources on research dissemination

TSRF support guides on research dissemination

  • To publish or not to publish?

    This infographic is a quick access to some of the challenges of publishing third sector evidence in an academic journal and gives an insight into some things you may consider

  • Top tips to communicate research effectively (infographic) 2016

    This infographic was produced by the Scottish Third Sector Research Forum (TSRF) to help third sector organisations communicate their research effectively.  It contains guidance, tips and good practice examples.

Using third sector research to influence policy and practice – TSRF conference 2021

You can view Dr Sarah Weakley (Policy Scotland, UofG) and Nick Bibby and Dr Mariola Tarrega (SPRE)’s slides on Getting research heard and used: understanding and achieving policy influence”.

Read a list of resources on policy impact.

Other useful resources

The ALLIANCE’s Community in Action project has published analysis of third sector organisations’ initial response to COVID-19.

Voluntary Sector Studies Network are collating research projects which focus on the Voluntary and Community sector and volunteering in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. View here.

The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has published findings of research into the impact of the COVID-19 on Scotland’s charities.

Carnegie UK Trust‘s report on “How Can Academics And The Third Sector Work Together To Influence Policy And Practice” argues that to make an impact on social policy universities must work more closely with civil society.

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.