Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI)

CERI’s mission and goals

  • Research synthesis

    Develop new, expanded and shared evidence-informed narratives and policy briefs for policy makers and research funders about systems approaches to chronic disease prevention.
  • Knowledge mobilisation

    Build on and synthesise for wide dissemination the shared learnings about knowledge mobilisation and science communication to support impact on policy and practice.
  • Capacity building

    Provide new expanded multi-centre opportunities for professional development and capacity building for early- and mid-career researchers.

CERI User Guide

We have compiled essential practical tips for knowledge mobilisation and science communication, based on the experience and expertise of our members.

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Knowledge synthesis

Our members collaborate to synthesise knowledge on topics of shared interest, with research questions framed by our policy partners.

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How CERI adds value

How CERI adds value for policy makers

CERI provides a mechanism for synthesising different findings and perspectives into compelling and relevant recommendations for policy and practice.

Rather than providing siloed or even competing advice for policy, working together enables us to align our messaging into useful and actionable advice.

Presenting a case for change as a unified group of research centres offers the opportunity to add weight to policy or funding recommendations and gives us a strong, united voice to advocate for prevention.


How CERI adds value for participating CREs

CERI enhances the impact of our members’ prevention research by extending its reach and drawing on a broader range of partners and bodies of work than would be possible within each of its participating organisations.

CERI allows us to share lessons on what works across research groups and to jointly identify aligned opportunities, gaps, new opportunities for collaboration.

We align our advocacy work and public communications. We share grant funding opportunities and utilise our network for disseminating events and opportunities.

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How CERI adds value for early to mid-career researchers

CERI provides the opportunity to enhance support for EMCRs by sharing resources for capacity building. It provides new and expanded opportunities for EMCRs to network, receive peer-support and participate in EMCR-focused events.

Participating EMCRs have the chance to present to (and learn from) people outside their primary research centre and area of research, and to lead different aspects of joint cross-centre EMCR initiatives. These have included an Emerging Leaders Symposium and joint conference presentations.

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Our shared communications

CERI representatives meet regularly in our Science Communications Community of Practice. This enables communication professionals and researchers to learn from each other about what works in communicating prevention messages.

We produce a range of media narratives and communication products that combine aligned messaging from two or more participating CREs.

We hold regular workshops on aspects of science communication for the broader CERI membership.


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