Working with sponsors

Sponsors of research may typically be Local Authorities, government departments or charitable bodies. This page looks at how to foster effective researcher-sponsor relationships.

The importance of researcher-sponsor communication

Research that successfully meets the sponsor’s or client’s needs is most likely if researchers have worked in close collaboration with them. A partnership approach means researchers are more likely to understand what the client wants, and the client will be kept involved and in touch with the research as it progresses. Essentially, an ongoing dialogue keeps the research on everyone’s agenda.

What makes an effective research-sponsor relationship?

How to involve policy makers, practitioners and community members in research

What else can be done to improve the impact of research