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Are you  interested in having your academic publications ‘translated’ into easy to read, nicely edited and visualised two-pagers that will include the key learnings and implications for practice of your work?

Most academic research is underutilised while on the other hand there is a need from practitioners to learn from academics. Given limited resources within both the academic and philanthropy community it is important that the academic work is used as much as possible. However, many practitioners do not have time, skills and/or access to the work that is published in academic journals. Besides academic papers can include much information that might be less relevant for practitioners to read. On the other hand, academics often do not have time and/or skills to make their work accessible for practitioners and, what’s more, they get little rewards for doing so as the number of individual publications is often too limited to build a constituency.

Therefore ERNOP provides its members the opportunity to have their work ‘translated’ into the ERNOP Research Notes.

The ERNOP Research Notes are easy to read, nicely edited and visualised two-pagers that include a summary of academic articles published by ERNOP members in the past and to be published articles of the future with a focus on implications for practice. The notes are published quarterly on the ERNOP website. The latest issue of the ERNOP Research Notes are available for everyone – the full Research Notes directory will be available for ERNOP (associated) members. As author of the original paper you will always be able to use the ERNOP Research Note that was based on your work.  

Notes will be written by ‘contributors’ (i.e. voluntary practitioner experts) and all notes will be pre-read by ERNOP and the authors to make sure the information is accurate. A format and guidelines for the notes has been developed by ERNOP.

The European umbrella organisations Philea, EFA, CEV and EVPA have committed to share the research notes in their networks and to support the initiative by promoting it.