The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice.
We are an open–access network of around 3,000 individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and internationally.
Could you facilitate an Evidence Masterclass?
We are looking to recruit a number of freelance Associates to help us with delivery of our Evidence Masterclass programme in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Facilitators must have in depth knowledge of different social research designs and practical experience of using and applying evidence in policy or practice, as well as first class facilitation and presentation skills. Find out more.
Alliance partnership with Political Studies Association Annual Awards
Although governments and policymakers have access to more evidence than ever before, this does not always feed into policy. We want to recognise where politicians have made a difference by basing policy-making on authoritative evidence. That's why we're pleased to announce that the Alliance has partnered with the Political Studies Association (PSA) to highlight a new category in this year’s PSA Annual Awards. The ‘Politician – Best Use of Evidence’ award will recognise an individual politician, working in any UK legislature since December 2015, who has made and defended a policy decision on the basis of what the body of evidence suggests is the most appropriate course of action. The awards are now open for entries and the deadline for nominations is Wednesday 6 July 2016
Is Evidence-Informed Policy Just a Pipe Dream?
This discussion will set out some of the ways ahead to make evidence used and useful, by one of the leading advocates Jonathan Breckon, Director of the Alliance for Useful Evidence in conversation with Hetan Shah, Executive Director of the Royal Statistical Society.
Monday 11th of July 2016 Royal Statistical Society, London 3:00pm - 5:00pm
What Works for Research Uptake
On 12 April 2016 we launched the findings of a systematic review into 'the science of using science' and share what works when it comes to using evidence.
Tuesday 12th of April 2016 Wellcome Trust, London
Using Evidence: What Works? April 2016
'Using Evidence: What Works?' a discussion document based on The Science of Using Science project, set up by the Alliance for Useful Evidence and funded by the Wellcome Trust and What Works Centre for Wellbeing.
Using Research Evidence: A Practice Guide, January 2016
This practice guide from the Alliance for Useful Evidence and Nesta's Innovation Skills Team, has been created to help you use research evidence to improve your work.
From the blog
After the EU Referendum – What next for UK social science?
How will Britain's departure from the EU affect our social sciences, ask Ashley Lenihan and Sharon Witherspoon from the Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science.
How can we build stronger partnerships in the health and care system?
A new NPC evidence review highlights the value of the voluntary and community sector to the health and care system. But the evidence alone won't be enough to ensure that these important services continue to reach everyone who needs them, writes Charlotte Augst (Richmond Group of Charities).
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