|Diana Coates on Research Uptake Management|
|Sunday, 01 April 2012 00:00|
Research Uptake Management (RUM) is a process to systematically manage the research cycle from conception to utilisation with the purpose of getting research findings to the audience(s) for whom they are intended. It is usually research that is intended to have practical application while being underpinned by scientifically validated evidence.
It can be undertaken by individual researchers/teams, but as argued in the Communicating Research for Utilisation (CRU) scoping report, expertise that is built up does not benefit the institution in which it is located. It is better undertaken as an institutional process so that research that is suitable for dissemination and use is identified early in the research cycle, and institutional support from the research and publicity offices can be drawn on.