From Research to Policy Dissemination Status Report Dieter Zinnbauer Cristina Vélez-Vieira Transparency International WP12 3 parts • Dissemination in more detail • What you need to pay attention to • What we need from you Jan-15 Mar-17 Feb-17 Jan-17 Dec-16 Nov-16 Oct-16 Sep-16 Aug-16 Jul-16 Jun-16 May-16 Apr-16 Mar-16 Feb-16 Jan-16 Dec-15 Nov-15 Oct-15 Sep-15 Aug-15 Jul-15 Jun-15 May-15 Apr-15 Mar-15 Feb-15 12 Dec-14 Nov-14 Oct-14 Sep-14 Aug-14 Jul-14 Jun-14 May-14 Apr-14 Mar-14 Feb-14 Jan-14 Dec-13 Nov-13 Oct-13 Sep-13 Aug-13 Jul-13 Jun-13 May-13 Apr-13 Mar-13 Feb-13 Jan-13 Dec-12 Nov-12 Oct-12 Sep-12 Aug-12 Jul-12 Jun-12 May-12 Apr-12 Mar-12 Deliverables´ Timeline + Compilation + Dissemination 10 8 + Promotion 6 4 2 0 Dissemination in more detail • Web • Member Space vs. Public Site • New sections / Twitter • Multimedia • 3 Multimedia specials • Videos • Webinars: 2-5 • Events • 10 national level policy roundtables • 2 Pan-European practitioners´ workshops • 1 Looking-forward visionary workshop • 1 Concluding academic meeting Multimedia Packages Dissemination in more detail • Print and Branding • Flyer • Working papers • Forthcoming publication series (Budrich) • Anticorrp space in ACRN Quarterly Newsletter • Policy briefs and research summaries (Heather) Working papers´ template www.gsdrc.org The research-policy gap “Researchers cannot understand why there is resistance to policy change despite clear and convincing evidence. Young, John (2004) “Research and policy: parallel universes?” ODI Opinions 14. Overseas Development Institute. http://www.odi.org.uk/resources/download/458.pdf Policymakers bemoan the inability of researchers to make their findings accessible and digestible in time for policy decisions.” Policy Briefs & Research Summaries • Both valued by policy-makers but serve different purposes • Clear, well-written, engaging & QUICK! • 1 page research summaries – sums up the approach & the main findings • What is the research all about? • 2 page policy briefs – more space for pulling out policy relevant implications • What am I going to do differently on Monday morning? A Policy Brief… • • • • • Explains and conveys the relevance and/or urgency of an issue Presents policy implications around the issue Gives evidence to support the reasoning behind the implications Points the reader to additional resources on the issues Avoids making recommendations unless you really know what your audience needs (which most academics don’t!) From Developmental Leadership Programme Style Guide – www.dlpprog.org Suggested Process – Research Summaries Output author produces draft research summary based on simple guidance we’ll produce GSDRC edits this, puts it in the right format for publishing (ensuring ‘common voice’) & sends to the author for approval Once approved, it will be published on the ANTICORRP website & through other communication channels Suggested Process – Policy Briefs WP leaders identify outputs/clusters of outputs with clear policy implications GSDRC receives author’s draft with identified implications (using our guidance note) & uses these and the research summary to produce draft for approval Steps 2 & 3 as above 3 things to pay attention to Managing libel and defamation risks • Why? • potential collective liabilities • easy to underestimate challenge of defence • high financial risks • How? • • • • adhere to established standards for research ethics conduct and document fact-check conduct and document libel check flag critical cases to disseminator (at least 4 weeks in advance of submission) • insert disclaimer Speaking for the consortium? • organisational representation through coordinator • no collective representation / voice with regard to content (findings, policy suggestions, commentary) • Disclaimer: „The information and views set out in this publication are those of the author(s) only and do not reflect any collective opinion of the Anticorrp consortium.” Submitting a working paper • • • • • • • prepare full final draft draft research summary libel check paste into template (logos, acknowledgements, disclaimers) decide on copyright forward to work package leader Wp leader to sign off and submit to disseminator for posting at least 10 days before due date for delivery What we need from you • Help fine-tune your audience, your outreach modes! Google doc to identify specific target audiences, distribution channels • Help build a bigger pan-European distribution list, incl. social media influencers • Your institutional contact for dissemination Overshare, rather than undershare!