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Survey for policymakers and practitioners

Carnegie UK Trust is inviting NIFHA members to contribute to an important new piece of research.

You are asked to complete a short survey exploring how policymakers and practitioners in different parts of the UK access and use policy and practice evidence, including co-produced evidence.

As you may know, in 2013 the Trust conducted a survey of our stakeholders. That study asked a range of questions on access to evidence, the usefulness of evidence, how trustworthy evidence is, and sharing evidence across the UK.

Since that time, there have been a number of developments. Universities are under more and more pressure to show the impact of their research. While on the other hand, the Brexit referendum led to significant concerns about the use and presentation of evidence. It is unclear the extent to which these, and other developments, have impacted on behaviours. Carnegie UK Trust are therefore now seeking to update their findings to determine if there has been a shift in the interest in and demand for evidence.

The survey takes around 15 minutes to complete. As a thank you for their time we will enter respondents’ email addresses into a prize draw to win an individual subscription to Idox or a £1,000 donation to a local charity.


Survey responses will be treated in confidence and no comments will be attributed. The deadline for responses is 31 January 2018.