Evidence papers and resources

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.

Evidence papers


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.

SCVO Evidence Library


Interface is an organsation that links third sector organisations to academia. As examples see these case studies on Interface’s website: Timespan Museum & Art CentreEqual Adventure, and Albyn Housing Society.

Interface provide an innovation voucher scheme. For more information and how to apply.