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Useful evidence news from around our network

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  • 17 April, 2019

    Alliance Newsletter March 2019

    Read our March newsletter to our members, highlighting our blogs, publications, news and upcoming events, as well as evidence news from our three funders. To receive this in your inbox, you can join the Alliance (for free!).

  • 29 March, 2019

    Community Research Project

    The Community Research Project is about to launch at the Universities of Sheffield and York, where 50 local writers, activists, campaigners and charity workers will be invited to take up the offer of free access to library resources and study spaces, with a view to building ‘community think tanks’ that will empower local experts.

    No previous research is required.

    Apply at:

  • 29 March, 2019

    On the right track: Implementation

    CES have just published a new Implementation guide and tool, based on learning from the Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative – where government, together with The Atlantic Philanthropies, invested in 52 programmes and services for children and young people in Ireland and Northern Ireland. On The Right Track: Implementation includes key messages for commissioning and implementing services, features of good implementation, and a tool to help commissioners and providers to keep their implementation on track

  • 29 March, 2019

    Meet the statisticians: data support for the third sector

    Do you have a project that would benefit from the skills of a statistician or data scientist? You can go to a drop-in session with the Royal Statistical Society to speak about your project and be linked with a volunteer statistician who is willing to work pro bono.

  • 25 March, 2019

    Social care institute for excellence

    There is a new digital home for the Northern Ireland social work and social care community which shares, celebrates and promotes local good practice.

    Read more about their work on their website.

  • 6 March, 2019

    Are you a humanitarian decision maker?

    Would you like to understand how systematic reviews fit into the context of evidence synthesis?

    Come and find out all about it at our course being held in Oxford, UK, on Wednesday 10th April:

    Building on his successful and popular courses on systematic reviews in a wide variety of settings, Professor Mike Clarke will run this 1-day Evidence Aid course to place systematic reviews in the context of disasters and the provision of humanitarian aid.

    The course will provide learning and practical experience in a small group setting for many aspects of systematic reviewing. These include question formulation and eligibility criteria, searching for eligible material, data extraction, analysis, and reporting. Examples relevant to the humanitarian sector will be used to illustrate key points and participants should leave the course feeling more comfortable about embarking on their own systematic review and when using reviews for decision making.

  • 20 February, 2019

    Research into co-production

    The Wales Co-production Network wish to produce a ‘map’ of academics and institutions in the UK who are involved in research into co-production (i.e. citizens & professionals working together as equals) particularly in relation to public services.

    In the first instance this would be an open resource intended to encourage people to make connections and utilise research more widely. The Wales Co-production Network will be sharing it via the Network knowledge base and they hope that it could lead to publications, seminars or conferences.

    Please participate by completing the (very short) review form in relation to any relevant research and send it to

  • 8 February, 2019

    Khulisa’s use of evidence