A number of organisations provide useful guidance documents on ways in which to approach engagement with policymakers, both in general terms and regarding particular skills:
General guidance on policy engagement
Humanities and Policy Engagement: An Introduction for Researchers
University of Oxford
Engaging with policymakers as a researcher in the Arts and Humanities: a guide to how, what and why
Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Research Fellow, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford
Research in Conversation
Tips from policy-engaged academics - University of Oxford
Conflicting Truths: How does Government Listen to Scientists?
Dr Claire Craig
Communicating Research for Evidence Based Policymaking
Influencing UK Public Policy
Economic and Social Research Council
How do I brief policymakers on science-related issues?
Research, Impact and the UK Parliament
Getting your research into the UK Parliament
Where next for evidence and policy in post-Brexit Britain?
Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN) Guidance Notes
The University of Oxford is a member of the UK-wide Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN). This network enables members to share guidance and experiences of policy engagement. UPEN also works directly with UK policymakers. You can also visit the UPEN Blogs for discussion of key issues in policy engagement, including the perspectives of academics and UK policymakers.
Reviews and Evidence Synthesis
Evidence Synthesis for Policy: a Statement of Principles
Royal Society and Academy of Medical Sciences
Systematic reviews for policymaking: Three tips on where to start
Kamal Mahtani, University of Oxford
What makes a systematic review "complex"?
Kamal Mahtani, Tom Jefferson and Carl Heneghan, University of Oxford
- Developing and Designing and Evidence Synthesis Product
- Collating and Analysing Studies for Synthesis
- Commissioning and Managing and Evidence Synthesis Project
- The Future of Evidence Synthesis and Knowledge Brokering
- Resources and Tools for Evidence Synthesis
Writing policy briefs
Tips on how to write a policy brief
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
How to plan, write and communicate and effective policy brief: three steps to success
Laura ffrench-Constant, Research to Action