CREATe researchers were invited to the Scottish Parliament on 18 March to showcase cutting edge social science research in the ‘Social Science Making a Difference’ event. Supported by the Scottish Parliament and ESRC, and organized by the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, the event brought together more than 100 attendees from various organizations and stakeholders working with and benefiting from social science research and academic researchers from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The specialist research centres and projects selected to present their work on this occasion shared with attendees their latest social science research findings which address key societal challenges of the day, showcased the solutions they have developed through interactive multimedia resources and appraised them of key upcoming events.
Researchers from both Universities were keen to develop innovative collaborations between academia and from those outside the higher education sector to increase research capacity, encourage the uptake of evidence based policy and deliver benefits to society.
Some of the societal impacts shared by CREATe at this event included:
i) the development of CopyrightUser.org aimed at making UK copyright
law accessible to primary creators, media professionals, entrepreneurs, SMEs, students, and members of the public;
ii) changing behaviour of memory institutions such as archives by innovating a reform agenda based on a risk managed approach to making
in-copyright and public domain works more accessible;
iii) contributing key evidence for the introduction of copyright
exceptions for Parody and Quotation, Personal Copying for Private Use and Research, Education, Libraries and Archives in the UK Copyright Regulations 2014.
The CREATe contingent to this event consisted of Prof. Martin Kretschmer (Director), Dr Kris Erickson (Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow), Dr Sukhpreet Singh (Research Development Manager) & Ms. Victoria Stobo (Postgraduate Researcher).
Download official handout from the event.