Research uptake guide

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We ask that research programmes proactively plan and implement a research uptake strategy to maximise the likelihood that their research findings achieve an impact. Opportunities for communication and uptake after the programme has finished are likely to be more limited, so it is important to think about uptake and take action from the outset. We recognise that supporting research uptake can be challenging and that there is no one right way to do it. This guidance note provides some information on DFID’s approach to research uptake and some practical advice for designing a research uptake strategy. This document is intended to be a ‘beginner’s guide’. We recognise that some parts of it may seem simplistic to those who have been involved in research uptake for a long time