How to write a research uptake strategy

September 2017

The following resource was originally developed for a research uptake workshop held at the Kemri Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya from 12–14 September 2017. The workshop covered the stages of developing a research uptake strategy, steps to writing a policy brief, an introduction to data visualisation and tips for using social media for research uptake.

A second workshop held in Bangkok with colleagues from the International Health Policy Program, led to the development of additional resources about developing a digital communications strategy, writing for the web and using photos.

These tools will support you to:

  • Understand the importance of strategic planning for research uptake
  • Become familiarised with key aspects of a research uptake strategy
  • Develop research uptake objectives for your research group, project, hub or an event
  • Identify key stakeholders using stakeholder analysis techniques
  • Review communications channels, outputs and activities
  • Explore indicators and tools for monitoring and evaluation
  • Key questions to consider in a research uptake strategy
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