Support for Writing Research Briefs

 

Do you have new or forthcoming research that you want to share with policymakers, journalists, educators, or other non-academic audiences?

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB), in collaboration with APC, is working to improve the dissemination of population and reproductive health findings. If you have peer-reviewed research on population dynamics, population health, or reproductive health that you would like to share with a broader audience in an easily digestible format, we may be able to help.

The team offers a range of support from light-touch editing and publication (of a research brief that you’ve written) to writing/editing/publication of a brief based on your research.

Specifically, PRB and APC staff can:

  • Edit and publish a 1,000-word brief that you’ve written. Here are PRB’s Guidelines for Writing a Research Brief.
  • Help you write a brief based on your key findings and assist in editing and publishing the brief.
  • Help you promote your research or your university’s press release by sharing on social media, developing a social media campaign, and/or providing guidance on how to pitch a research-oriented story to journalists.

The purpose of these activities is to help you amplify your research results. Many of PRB’s briefs have received thousands of page views and have been circulated widely on social media.

If you are interested in learning more, please complete this short form. A PRB staff member will follow up with you soon to discuss options.

Note: Publication of briefs is subject to resource availability and editorial review and decision.