We’re developing a new directory for public agencies and the voluntary sector to use when searching for organisations to invite to tender for research projects.
Why are we doing this?
- The same usual suspects are asked to carry out research within the West Midlands region.
- Public sector agencies and voluntary organisations would like to speak to previous clients who have used a research consultancy to learn if the consultancy is suitable to invite to tender.
How will the Register work?
The Register will list research consultants’ contacts, their areas of expertise and examples of previous work.
The Register will be publicly available through our website www.wmro.org.
Crucially, previous clients of a consultancy will be able to add their contact details to a consultant’s listing in the Register. This is an important part of the Register’s purpose. We hope that those searching for consultants will contact previous clients to gauge whether the consultant is suitable to invite to tender for a specific research project.
How can I add my research consultancy to the Register?
We are adding the finishing touches and aim to get the Register live by the end of August 2008.
Once live, visitors will be able to join the Register by submitting their details through www.wmro.org. The Register will be free to join.
Want to be kept updated on progress?
We will be contacting our mailing list of consultancies who may be interested in joining the Register.
To add yourself to this list – or just for more information – contact Gavin Wray (firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0121 503 3315).
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