Suggestions and tips on the most effective ways to publish, disseminate and register your research.
- The Health Research Authority describes the importance of transparency, registration and publication of research.
- Government policy is that the output of publicly funded research should be made available in the public domain: it is a good idea, therefore, to get used to sharing your research.
- Dissemination can be low key, and starting off with a poster at the MS Trust Conference is a good idea, with the MS Trust's guidance on how to share your work through a conference poster being very useful.
- Your research may be useful to others working in your field and the NIHR has a dedicated dissemination centre.
- Publishing can again be low key: eg. in Synapse by the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology, or in a peer-reviewed journal.
- The journals that you identify as good platforms for sharing your research will have guidance on submitting research papers and your professional body may also have tips and guidance, such as for physiotherapy.
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