The use of research evidence in policymaking is important for the development of well-designed policies. Researchers, policymakers, and practitioners need to work together to ensure that the research performed is relevant and timely to current policy needs, and can be communicated easily. To bridge the gap between research and practice, Research Practice Partnerships (RPPs) and intermediaries have been used to build sustainable and long-lasting connections between researchers and policymakers to better integrate research within policy decisions. To obtain a more comprehensive view of research evidence in policymaking please see below:
Intermediaries help facilitate communication and bridge the divide between researchers and policymakers, contributing to the implementation of successful policies.
Research-practice partnerships (RPPs) provide the foundation for long-term collaboration between researchers and policymakers to encourage the development and use of relevant research and implementation in policymaking.
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This meeting explored three partnership models, as defined in Dr. Palinkas’ white paper prepared for the William T. Grant Foundation.
This convening highlighted concrete, actionable steps for the use of research evidence under ESSA.
- October 3, 2016
Carinne Deeds explores the ways that evidence can be used to inform decision-making.
- September 6, 2016
Betsy Brand explains why this is the right time to effectively support youth.