Knowledge exchange (KE) is about opening a dialogue between researchers and research users so that they can share ideas, research evidence, experiences and skills. This can involve a range of activities; from seminars and workshops to placements and collaborative research. By creating this dialogue, research can more effectively influence policy and practice, thereby maximising its potential impact on the economy and wider society.
Examples of previous projects that have used knowledge exchange:
This toolkit offers guidance on how KE can benefit both researchers and research users. It offers advice on carrying out knowledge exchange effectively and provides information on sources of information, training and support and funding.