*deadline extended two-weeks to the 31st October*
The RDI Network is looking to engage a consultant(s) to produce a user-friendly database of resources supporting learning in research communications and uptake, collated from existing thought leadership around Australia and internationally, including from outside the development sector.
A large number of national and international resources currently exist to encourage researchers to think about and operationalise research communications and uptake pathways, actions and strategies. This project’s primary task is to design a guiding framework to enable users to easily find high-quality material and resources via the RDI Network website that meets their needs. We envisage targeted sector engagement to facilitate a user-centred design process that develops a guiding framework (or frameworks) for curating and accessing the existing resources in a useful and easily navigable way.
A related task is to collate additional resources building on a set of resources already gathered by RDI Network in this area, including covering areas mentioned in the recommendations of the ‘Research Communications and Uptake Snapshot’.
As a secondary priority, based on a gap analysis of the existing literature and resources and sector engagement, the consultant will produce written material (which could be case studies, stories of change, blogs or other written material) to reference the Research Communications and Uptake Snapshot (produced by RDI Network in 2018) recommendations that show how they can and have been adopted and implemented in practice. Such written material could demonstrate both successful and unsuccessful examples so lessons and learning, both positive and negative, can be shared.
For details on the project and how to submit an expression of interest for the consultancy, please see the full TOR and call for consultancy document. Submissions are requested no later than 2pm AEST on Thursday 31st October 2019.