What we learned about research commissioning

In November we blogged that we were looking at best practice in commissioning research, and asked Gavin Freeguard to help us with that.

After getting a lot of helpful comments and conversations (thank you), Gavin put what he learned into a document that is helping us shape our commissioning process. While aimed at a relatively small organisation, a lot of the general lessons and thinking should apply to organisations of any size.

This can be read online and as a pdf on our research site.

We will announce a few calls for proposals over the next few weeks and give this process a go. At the end of the projects, we will do a follow-up post on what we’ve learned.

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