Asking us to get involved in research
We love collaborating and working with others on interesting, impactful projects that are going to say something new that has not been said before. We cannot promise we will have availability to be involved in any research projects but we are always happy to discuss opportunities.
If you would like BDF’s policy and research team to be part of a project, please email email@example.com
Asking us to help recruit research participants
We are contacted almost daily by academics and researchers with requests for our Members and Partners to respond to surveys or invitations to get involved in their research, but without wanting BDF’s involvement in the project more widely.
We reserve recruiting research participants and promoting surveys for the projects that BDF’s policy and research team are focussed on. This is so that we do not inundate our membership with research requests alongside them taking part in our own research projects.
Asking us to share calls for participation and research outputs
We are usually happy to share recruitment requests and research outputs on our social media channels and in our newsletters, as long as they are accessible and relevant. If you would like us to do this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- A ‘plain English’ 200 word summary which explains your project, why you are doing it (or did it), and what you want people to do (such as complete a survey) and by when (a deadline).
- An invitation for potential participants to contact someone to request the survey, research participation, or output in a way that is accessible to them.
A note on jargon
Please note that our members and non-policy networks may not be familiar with academic, technical vocabulary, or subject specific jargon. You are likely to get better engagement and return on requests if your information is short and instructions are clear.
A note on accessibility
Before you approach us with materials you would like us to share, please make sure they are in an accessible format. We will not promote any materials, survey requests, or content that is not accessible or where there is not a clear invitation for readers to request a different version.