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26 May 2018
DRUSSA Legacy for Sustainability Print
Monday, 07 November 2016 09:55

The DRUSSA Learning Resource 

The site  remains live as a publicly accessible resource. There is a wealth of programme-derived knowledge, tools, and resources that university leaders, research staff and research uptake managers should continue to be able to access and use as they strengthen their university management systems for getting research into use.

There is another, new  public access location for the DRUSSA Learning Resource .  The Association of Commonwealth Universities has developed the Learning Resource to serve as the long-term home research uptake resources and other literature and tools for research uptake you may find useful.

The Learning Resource  is housed on the ACU website and it re-curates a selection of 160 documents from that can be utilised as training aids, tools and resources in strengthening research uptake systems going forward, and will also be supplemented with new resources under development – such as online research uptake guides and new literature in the field.

It is organised into six searchable categories: 

  • Reports and guides, authored by the DRUSSA programme team, including research uptake benchmarking reports, event reports and case studies
  • Research uptake policies and strategies implemented by universities across Africa and around the world 
  • Open access research uptake literature, published by think tanks, journals, research associations and funders 
  • Research uptake resources and templates – tools and exercises used by the DRUSSA programme team in facilitating workshops, gathering evidence and motivating research uptake work
  • Presentations delivered by DRUSSA partner universities and programme team at a range of programme conferences, symposia and workshops
  • Open access training in research uptake, including for civil servants, research communicators, and academics

The DRUSSA programme has ended but Research Uptake at sub-Saharan African universities continues to be strategically important in realising their mission to be effective knowledge producers, users and intermediaries. The universities are carrying out their research uptake policies, their specialist research uptake communication staff are utlising their skills to support academics doing developmentally relevant research – the process and results of which need to be shared with their communities, networks and stakeholders. The  programme’s Research Uptake toolkits are in use, particularly to support early career researchers to integrate conceptualisation, planning and implementation into their projects.

Please bookmark the DRUSSA Learning Resource  and keep visiting for new developments, training guides, and other material underway. We look forward to seeing you there!



Liam Roberts