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The Evidence Request Bank (ERB) aimed to help services make practical use of social research evidence. It produced evidence reviews and helped services to understand the evidence and use evidence in practice, an evidence to action cycle was created to facilitate this..
The project was led by the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) with Parenting across Scotland, West Lothian Council, Children in Scotland and the Scottish Government.
Some examples of how the project partners used ERB evidence reviews are:
The ERB pilot found:
You can read more at: www.crfr.ac.uk/assets/briefing-73web.pdf
The evidence reviews are at: http://www.crfr.ac.uk/projects/current-projects/evidencebank
What next for the ERB?
The ERB will become part of What Works Scotland (WWS) (whatworksscotland.ac.uk), a new initiative to improve how local areas use evidence to inform public service development and reform.
You can keep up to date with Evidence Bank developments and What Works Scotland by joining the mailing list at: whatworksscotland.ac.uk/contact-us/
The ERB development project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), with additional funding and in-kind contributions from the partners.
What Works Scotland is a collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and funded by ESRC and the Scottish Government for three years until 2017.
Other articles published in our Dec 2014 newsletter:
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