Reports

Reports, project outcomes, articles and other documents.

Pre-project research use at Apex Scotland

Improving research use in the third sector

This report details the use of research across Apex Scotland and identifies ideas about where improvements can be made. This report represents a baseline picture of research use at the beginning of a project, funded by Apex Scotland and the ESRC.

Lessons learnt summary - improving use of research in the third sector: a journey with Apex Scotland

Improving research use in the third sector

This summary describes the findings from a project to improve research use in Apex Scotland, and to share the learning with others. There are specific reflections likely to be of interest for other third sector organisations and for academics. Further details about this project, including a report about the project, can be found on the Improving research use in the third sector: Project report.

Audit and analysis of Significant Case Reviews

Scottish Government (Riaghaltas na h-Alba)

Written by Sharon Vincent (University of Wolverhampton) and Alison Petch (Iriss), this report presents the findings from an audit and analysis of the 56 Significant Case Reviews (SCRs) and 43 Initial Case Reviews (ICRs) conducted in Scotland since 2007.

Apex Scotland workshops

Improving research use in the third sector

Below are slides from two workshops conducted as part of a project with Apex Scotland to help improve their research use, and develop wider lessons about supporting research use for third sector organisations. Further details of the project can be found here: Improving research use in the third sector.

Improving access to research for the social services

Can higher education digital repositories help?

Higher education repositories are on-line spaces where university staff can deposit their research outputs, making them available for anyone to access for free. This report explores the potential for higher education repositories in Scotland to make a greater contribution to improving access to research for the social services.

Rest assured?

A study of unpaid carers' experiences of short breaks

People
Research that describes the findings of a study into unpaid carers' experiences of short breaks from caring.

Shaping the choreography of care and support for older people in Glasgow

Report of the Shaping the Choreography of Care and Support project

Glasgow School of Art student with an older person, smiling

The government's Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) agenda highlights the need to change the way we plan and deliver care and support. Not only does it mean improving a whole range of services, but also designing better ways of communicating across different agencies to support these improvements.

Creating a culture of innovation

Final report of the Creating a Culture of Innovation project

Creating a culture of innovation

Report that provides an overview and analysis of activities undertaken by Iriss - insights that have been gathered over the course of the Creating a Culture of Innovation project and a review of literature on encouraging creativity within organisations.