RIA

Research use and impact assessment

What we do

The Research Use and Impact Assessment unit consolidates the dissemination and knowledge management activities of the HSRC into a single unit that plays a strategic role in supporting researchers in maximising the impact of their research by engaging in activities such as knowledge exchange, synthesis and application.

View RIA's Research Outputs, media coverage and events.

The specific objectives of the unit are to:

  • Provide an enabling environment to facilitate research uptake
  • Build institutional capacity to enable public engagement and research   communication
  • Improve on knowledge management which is needed to ensure regular reflection and learning from both successes and failures in research programmes
  • Implement monitoring and evaluation processes to learn about the performance of the HSRC's communications activities and identify what works, what doesn't and the reasons why.