The Observatory’s Population & Society Group is planning a seminar in the summer to investigate and discuss how research organisations in the West Midlands can get better at sharing information digitally. Do you have any thoughts on this?
The accepted norm for research dissemination is to put a report on a website for people to download. But can we do better than that?
The internet is offering up new ways of communication all the time. Could we use Twitter? Or some of Google’s applications? Could we make better use of RSS feeds or interactive maps? What about YouTube?
And at the end of the day, would this make any difference to the policy and decision makers in the region? Would it increase the profile and use of evidence in the region and how?
Do you have any ideas or burning desires on the subject? If so, please leave us a comment and we’ll incorporate it into the event planning.
The Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government (IDeA) have been moving this agenda forward recently. Read their posts on the social media policy landscape and free your data, expand your campaign, share knowledge.
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