Aims of the survey

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This survey aims to explore the enabling contextual factors for the use of research findings in the nutrition sector in emergency and development contexts. It will identify contextual and process factors that need to be taken into account in order to promote the use of research findings.

We hope that the findings of this research will be of strategic and instrumental value for the future uptake of research evidence. It is hoped that the results will therefore strengthen the abilities of organisations’ abilities to deliver on their mission.

Completing the survey will take you approximately 25 minutes. Please record your answer directly on the survey.

This survey contains questions and statements about your attitudes to research, opinions on the current practice in using research and under which circumstances research evidence is likely to be used in disasters.

Many of the questions require you to reply using a rating scale. There are no right or wrong answers to these questions – what we want is your opinion and the best estimate you can give.

If you have any queries, please send these to Dr. Bonnix Kayabu (

        Supervision Team:
-       Dr. Paul Spiegel: UNHCR-Geneva/Johns Hopkins University, USA.

-       Professor Malcolm MacLachlan: Professor of Global Health, Centre for Global
        Health, Trinity College Dublin.

-       Professor Mike Clarke: Director of Northern Ireland Research Methodology Hub,
        Centre of Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom.