are delighted to announce that the competition for this year’s LARIA Research
Impact Awards 2020 is now open. These awards aim to showcase the impact
research has at a local level, and we welcome entries for one of five
A: Best use of local area research – sponsored by LGA
win this award the successful entrant will show how their research has led to a
greater understanding of a local area or an issue that is locally important,
and has led to evidence-based decision-making.
B: Best use of data – sponsored by CACI
win this award the successful entrant will show how they have successfully used
data to aid understanding of a local area, community or health issue that has
led to evidence-based decision-making within at least one public sector body.
Data for the purposes of this award is defined as the use of big data, open
data, business intelligence and statistical analysis.
In addition to the trophy, for Category B the winning authority will receivea free 12-month subscription from CACI to one of the following CACI datasets: (a) Acorn or (b) Household Acorn or (c) Wellbeing Acorn or (d) Paycheck or (e) Paycheck Disposable Income. Terms and conditions would apply.
use of data or research in a district council– NEW FOR 2020
award is targeted at district authorities, which often have fewer resources for
research and data analysis than other types of council. To win this award
the successful entrant will show how they have successfully used research or
data to aid understanding of a local area or community issue, and how that led
to evidence-based decision-making.
engaging communication of local area research
win this award the successful entrant will show how they have successfully
communicated local area research to aid understanding of a local area,
community or health issue. The audience for this communication could include
senior decision-makers, staff, the media and the public.
researcher of the year
award is given to a researcher with under five years of experience in a
research field who has made an impact. This could be a person of any age, and could
be based on a particular project they have led, an innovation they have
pioneered or a particularly strong skill set.
More information about all these categories, giving the detail of what we’re looking for, can be found here on the application formapplication form onto your computer and save your application directly onto this form.