Public Sector: ESRC hires for research and policy comms guide

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has called in external consultants to a compile a guide on research and policy communications in a bid to better promote its work to policy makers.

Grant Riches Communications Consultants and Tribal MPC are researching and writing what will become an online guide, designed for the academic community and for people who implement social policy, such as social services bosses, the NHS, civil servants, charities and businesses.

The ESRC funds £93m of research every year and wants to improve how it is communicated to policy managers and how implementation of policy is communicated to researchers.

Grant Riches senior consultant Nicolette Fox said: 'The toolkit will explain how researchers can engage with different stakeholders and how people who use research can access researchers.'

The guide will be published in the summer.

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