How we work

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Our approach

We work in partnership with our funders and other key stakeholders in the library, information and research communities to:

  • develop the evidence base on the behaviours, perceptions and information needs of researchers
  • provide authoritative advice and guidance to the research community and others
  • promote change in research information policies and services
  • broker relationships with key groups in research communications

Developing the evidence base

Our research projects are designed to increase our knowledge and understanding of the research information landscape and how researchers make use of key information resources and tools

We identify and assess the needs and views of researchers from different disciplines, subject areas and institutional settings, and at different stages of their careers

Our research projects identify good practice and inform the development of policy and services to support the research community.

Providing authoritative advice and guidance

We produce advice and guidance on research information policy, strategy and service development. We engage with senior policymakers at institutional, national and international levels.

We broker relationships and bring together organisations to consider the implications of the work we and others have done, and take forward coordinated and evidence-based policies and strategies.

Our consultative and working groups draw on the knowledge and views of a wide range of stakeholders from the research, library and information sectors.

Promoting change

We work with policymakers, service providers and key intermediaries to raise awareness of new developments in research information and the opportunities and challenges they bring.

We promote changes to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the UK research community, and help organisations to harness the potential of library and information services in support of their research missions.

A short booklet explaining our work is also available to download below.


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