How do policymakers and practitioners in Scotland access and use evidence?

Carnegie UK Trust has designed a short survey exploring how policymakers and practitioners in different parts of the UK access and use policy and practice evidence, including co-produced evidence. 

In 2013, Carnegie UK Trust conducted a survey of our stakeholders. and asked a range of questions on access to evidence, the usefulness of evidence, how trustworthy evidence is, and sharing evidence across the UK.

Since that time, there have been a number of developments. Universities are under more and more pressure to show the impact of their research. While on the other hand, the Brexit referendum led to significant concerns about the use and presentation of evidence. It is unclear the extent to which these, and other developments, have impacted on behaviours. Carnegie UK Trust are therefore seeking to update their findings to determine if there has been a shift in the interest in and demand for evidence, such as co-produced evidence. 

The survey takes around 15 minutes to complete and as thank you for your time Carnegie UK Trust will enter respondents’ email addresses into a prize draw to win an individual subscription to Idox or a £1,000 donation to a local charity.

To access the survey click here.

Survey responses will be treated in confidence and no comments will be attributed. The deadline for responses is 31 January 2018.