Effective dissemination of evidence is important in bridging the gap between research and policy. In this paper, the authors list 10 approaches for improving the visibility of research findings, which in turn will hopefully contribute towards changes in policy. Current approaches include using social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn); sharing podcasts and other research outputs such as conference papers, posters, presentations, reports, protocols, preprint copy and research data (figshare, Zenodo, Slideshare, Scribd); and using personal blogs and unique author identifiers (ORCID, ResearcherID). Researchers and funders could consider drawing up a systematic plan for dissemination of research during the stage of protocol development.
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
Tripathy JP, Bhatnagar A, Shewade HD, Kumar AMV, Zachariah R, Harries AD. Ten tips to improve the visibility and dissemination of research for policy makers and practitioners. Public Health Action. 2017; 7(1):10–4.
Ten tips to improve the visibility and dissemination of research for policy makers and practitioners