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18 October 2017
DRUSSA Blogs
Tools & Tips Useful resources...

The Tools and Tips section of our blog aims to give advice not only on how to manage your research, but also how to translate academic language into a language that is understandable -- in fact compelling -- to various audiences. On the one hand, you have to present it in such a way that it makes a good argument to, say, a policymaker.

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RUM in Action DRUSSA Online: Give us your feedback

DRUSSA Online has been developed and optimised for the African environment. This means you can access our services from your desktop or mobile, and use it whether you are online or offline. We are currently in a user acceptability testing phase and once this is complete, the full suite of services will be publicly launched.

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Framing the Discourse Defining Research Uptake Management (RUM)

Understanding Research Uptake: Research Uptake is a relatively new and emerging field in which the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) acts as a thought leader and advocate. DRUSSA has developed the concept of Research Uptake Management as a logical and necessary evolution. Working definitions are needed to bound the scope of the field in order to incorporate it as a practical, systematic management function in research institutions.

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Research Uptake The University in Society: Engaging and Enabling

by Liam Roberts

 

The famous adage asks us: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Perhaps we can adapt that question to fit a Higher Education context: If good research is generated and no one is there to manage it, does it have a development impact? Granted, the second question isn’t as catchy. But it is the one with which we concern ourselves, and which forms the basis of much of our work in the DRUSSA programme.

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RUM in Action DRUSSA's Digital Engagement Strategy

How does DRUSSA digitally engage around the central topic of Research Uptake with varied levels of audiences in both ICT-challenged Sub-Saharan Africa and the hi-tech Developed World, using limited resources?

 

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