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20 February 2019
RUM in Action DRUSSA team activities

The programme is structured into four work programmes: -- Work Programme 1 (WP1) is led by the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and focuses on strengthening the capacity of individuals at universities for Research Uptake Management.

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RUM in Action Work Programme 1: Strengthening individual Research Uptake Management capacity

Demand for formal qualifications in the management of research uptake is high in universities` research and public relations and communications offices. The need is particularly great for postgraduate short courses that can be undertaken with minimal disruption and time away from work.

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RUM in Action Work Programme 2: Strengthening institutional Research Uptake Management capacity

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) has the task of strengthening institutional capacity in Research Uptake Management in participant universities. We`re pleased to be able to bring our experience in studying research management systems to bear in this critical area of the research management process and will identify models of engagement to get research into use.

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RUM in Action Work Programme 3: Literature review and case study work

A literature review on knowledge utilisation and research uptake is underway as part of Work Programme 3. Among other aspects, the literature review will highlight different perspectives and models of knowledge utilisation as well as different approaches to facilitate such utilisation. Some of the perspectives emerging from the literature are: 

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RUM in Action Work Programme 4: Engaging our audiences
DRUSSA Online went live in May 2012 and with it an innovation that places it at the cutting edge of technology, not only in Africa, but worldwide. Aside from our simple blogsite and database, DRUSSA Online features an app (click on the blue "register" button at the top right hand of the sidebar on this page to get it) that allows a specially tailored version of the site to be accessed online as well as offline, from your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
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