For immediate release, December 7th, 2018 –– Kudos, the award-winning service for accelerating research impact through strategic dissemination management, is delighted to announce the first participants in its Kudos for Research Groups Advanced Access Program. The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) at University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and ‘Good for Kids’ program at Hunter New England Population Health, Australia will benefit from early adoption of new Kudos features to assist in the planning, management, measurement and reporting of engagement and dissemination communications.
“Our new service helps research groups, university departments and REF Units of Assessment manage communications for any research object or output, in any channel, at any stage of the research process, for any target audience,” explains Charlie Rapple, Sales & Marketing Director and Co-founder of Kudos. “Taking a more strategic approach to tracking and evaluating the wide range of communication efforts they undertake helps researchers collaborate more effectively to build a broad and international audience for their work, and accelerate its impact.”
“A challenge that we have become more focused on recently is telling the world about the important work we are doing,” says Professor Helen Rees OBE, Founder and Executive Director of Wits RHI. “Improving the communication and impact of our work is a key research objective for us and Kudos is perfectly aligned to help us achieve that.”
“Our participation in Kudos for Research Groups is a foundational part of our new Knowledge Translation Strategy,” Matthew Mclaughlin, PhD Scholar at Good for Kids, Hunter New England Population Health. “The strategy addresses the gap between the research evidence, and practice. One component is the optimizing of our research communication to various stakeholder groups.” Matthew adds that “Kudos will help us evaluate different communication efforts, to our different stakeholders, to ensure we are using our time and resources effectively, and thus maximizing the reach and impact of our work.”
To learn more about how your group could benefit from Kudos for Research Groups, please contact Emma Dennis firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a web demo.
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