The ResUp MeetUp community helps research uptake and communication professionals keep up-to-date with this rapidly evolving field. The symposium will focus on the following thematic areas:
i) Barriers to research uptake
ii) Principles of policy engagement, knowledge translation and research uptake
iii) Beyond the knowledge demand/supply dichotomy
iv) Understanding evidence: whose knowledge counts?
v) Knowledge, science and epistemology: How do we know what we know?
vi) Lessons from biology, psychology and sociology: What makes behaviour change (or not)?
vii) Knowledge management for research uptake: Bridging the internal/external divide
viii) Technical innovations in research uptake
ix) Monitoring and evaluation of research uptake activities
x) Thematic explorations (parallel sessions that explore specific issues related to thematic areas of concern, e.g. health, nutrition, agriculture, climate change)
xi) Country-level explorations (what approaches to research uptake have worked in specific country contexts)