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Monday, 13 October 2014

Don’t re-invent the wheel - use the evidence

The Big Lottery Fund, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Nesta (National Endowment for Science and the Arts) have formed a partnership, The Alliance for Useful Evidence. The Alliance is an open access network of individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and beyond. Membership is free, and is open to everyone, from interested individuals in charities, academics, local authorities, practitioners, think tanks, to government and commercial businesses.

Source: @ProfByron via Twitter

This alliance aims to become a hub for evidence initiatives in the UK, providing a forum for members to share good practice and avoid the duplication of work. All of which is long overdue - at Behaviour Workshops we have extensive experience of working with the public sector and have seen many times how research and interventions have been duplicated, often because of the difficulty in accessing and sharing information about the results from previous interventions. So we’re hoping that the alliance becomes a key resource for behaviour change practitioners. To sign up or find out more click here.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014