The Sax Institute provides training for policymakers, practitioners and researchers to build skills and knowledge that will enable the best use of research to support decision making.

Our training will provide you with tools and knowledge you need, whether you are a policymaker or practitioner seeking to build confidence in understanding how research and evaluation can be used effectively to shape your work or a researcher aiming to have your work used in the development and implementation of policies and programs.

One of our main aims at the Sax Institute is to build ways for researchers, policymakers and practitioners to ensure policy and practice are based on the best available evidence.

We provide training to develop skills on using research and evaluation in policy and practice and for working collaboratively.

Our training program is:

  • Delivered face to face or online
  • Interactive, practical, using real examples where possible
  • Focused on applicability to policy, practice or research contexts
  • Limited to small groups
  • Structured as short courses, from half day to three days
  • Led by highly experienced and respected presenters from research, policy and practice

Upcoming training events:

Building successful partnerships for policy-relevant research

Research conducted with policy partners can have a greater chance of impacting on policies, programs and services. But how do early career researchers build these partnerships? How do they manage and sustain them? And how do they get their research findings known and used? Our new skills-based training course,...

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Critical appraisal of research to support policy and program professionals

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This workshop will help busy policy and program professionals understand how to critically appraise research when designing their policy and programs. The workshop will include a practical focus on how to use tools when critically appraising research to judge its quality and relevance to ‘real world’ policy and program...

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