Understanding research use

Twenty researchers and practitioners concerned with improving research use gathered in St Andrews on 21 May 2013 for a RURU mini-symposium on ‘Understanding research use: how far have we got and where should we be heading?’

Participants from a variety of disciplines and sectors, including three visitors from overseas, brought a great deal of knowledge and expertise to the discussion. Download a short report of the day (PDF 36KB).

There was a lot of enthusiasm for a follow-up meeting in November 2013. This meeting is likely to focus on three inter-linked themes:

  • The Politics of our knowledge exchange/mobilisation practices – and how we can navigate these
  • The changing and challenging roles of Universities as they embrace knowledge exchange
  • Exploring the diversity and legitimacy of research use, influence and impact.