The AHURI Research Synthesis Service provides independent analysis of national and international evidence to inform and assist policy development. Our clients include commonwealth, state and local governments and non-government organisations (NGOs). The Service has established a reputation as leaders in high quality research and knowledge transfer to stimulate fresh thinking around key policy issues. Building on this reputation, the Service is broadening its activities to include workshop facilitation and program evaluation.
Research synthesis draws out the findings from existing national and international research relevant to your specific policy and practice questions. The synthesis methodology identifies the key policy interventions and the contexts in which they operate in order to understand not only what interventions work, but why they work. This is done through:
We provide custom designed research synthesis and evaluation solutions. We offer the following range of services:
We provide direct and practical information for use in shaping policy in a constantly changing environment.
The Service has particular expertise in the following policy areas:
The Research Synthesis Service provides responsive, ethical, transparent and rigorously applied analysis and facilitation. We can also draw on AHURI’s wider capacity to assist in the process of knowledge transfer on key issues. We aim to make research more accessible and provide resources for innovation and problem-solving.
AHURI’s Research Synthesis Service staff have an in-depth understanding of social policy and practical expertise in the following areas:
AHURI’s Research Synthesis Service is a quick response research service designed to help you find evidencebased solutions. A typical Synthesis Report can be undertaken within 30 working days. Other projects, such as facilitation and evaluations, are tailored to meet the individual requirements of clients.
Dr Lauren Costello
Director, Research Synthesis
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