Meeting the evidence needs of Scotland's children and families sector

What do you need?

The Evidence Request Bank project is a new development led by the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, in partnership with Parenting across Scotland, Children in Scotland, the Scottish Government, and West Lothian Council to help third and public sector organisations and services in Scotland to use social research evidence.

Over the year to August 2014 the project is developing a 'knowledge service' to encourage and help organisations use social research.  Through an 'evidence to action cycle', the bank will support organisations to explore their 'knowledge gap', produce and share appraised summaries of evidence in direct response to practice needs, and support organisations and services to explore and use evidence.

Tell us what you need

We want to develop a service which meets your needs.  Please help by completing a brief survey. In return, you will have the chance of winning a £200 training/events voucher (which can redeemed at Children in Scotland, Parenting across Scotland or the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships).  We would like to hear your ideas of what would make such a service useful and affordable.

The Evidence Request Bank (ERB) builds on work carried out as part of a Big Lottery Funded project, About Families (2010-2013) which was a collaboration between the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, Capability Scotland and Parenting across Scotland.  The ERB development project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, with additional funding from the Scottish Government and Parenting across Scotland.

More information: from