The following evidence papers and other resources have been produced by Scotland’s Third Sector Research Forum or by members.
Research about the response to Covid-19
We link to research on Covid-19 that may be of use to third sector organisations and funders.
Resources on ethics and good practice in research
We link to resources on good practice for third sector researchers, including the TSRF draft guide to applying ethical research principles.
Find an academic for your third sector research
Information for third sector organisations (TSOs) who are seeking to undertake research and looking for a starting point to make contact with an academic researcher.
Evidencing genuine co-production in the third sector (2017)
Evidence paper distiling what third sector research and evidence tell us about what genuine co-production looks like in the third sector
Third Sector Partnership Compass (2016)
This evidence paper by Evaluation Support Scotland and The Robertson Trust with the Scottish Third Sector Research Forum brings together evidence of what research tells us engaging in positive partnership
The benefits of inclusive volunteering (2015)
This evidence paper by Volunteer Scotland with the Scottish Third Sector Research Forum brings together evidence of the benefits of volunteering for people with complex needs.
Why involve the third sector in reducing re-offending (2012)
This is an evidence paper produced by the Robertson Trust for the Scottish Third Sector Research Forum. The third sector plays a key role in the delivery of criminal justice
Why involve the Third Sector in Health and Social Care delivery (2011)
An evidence paper produced by the Scottish Government with the Scottish Third Sector Research Forum. The paper explores, through a number of case studies, the contribution of the third sector
TSRF Guide to applying ethical research principles
This guide meets a need identified by Scotland’s Third Sector Research Forum (TSRF) for a resource to support research active third sector organisations to navigate ethical considerations.
Top tips to use research from other UK jurisdictions or countries (infographic)
This infographic was produced by the Scottish Third Sector Research Forum (TSRF) to help third sector organisations use research produced by/in other UK jurisdictions.
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.
Evidence for Success: Collaborating with academics (2016)
This guide is for anyone in the third sector who wants to link to academics to generate and/or use evidence to improve policy and practice
Evidence for Success guide (2015)
Easy to follow, step-by-step guidance and resources to support organisations to use evidence to influence policy and practice.
Evidence from Elsewhere: Gathering, analysing and using other people’s evidence (2017)
A guide to using secondary evidence from third sector and other sources.
Working together to co-create knowledge – A unique co-creation tool
Published by Carnegie UK Trust this unique co-creation tool has been developed by a collaboration between Newcastle University, Industry, a Local Authority and the Voluntary and Community and Social Enterprise (VSCE) Sector. It is for those working together to co-create knowledge and research can achieve lots of things.
SCVO Third Sector Evidence Library
The Evidence Library is a free-to-use information resource for anyone interested in the third sector in Scotland. Managed by SCVO, the library signposts to research and evidence produced by, or on, the voluntary sector.
Interface is an organsation that links third sector organisations to academia. As examples see these case studies on Interface’s website: Timespan Museum & Art Centre; Equal Adventure, and Albyn Housing Society.
Interface provide an innovation voucher scheme. For more information and how to apply.