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How to write for different audiences

Different groups of stakeholders will respond to different approaches, as outlined below. General guidance for writing for different audiences, and communication in general, is also dealt with very efficiently by the ESRC Communications Toolkit (Economic and Social Research Council, UK).

How to write Policy briefs
International Society for Technology in Education provides comprehensive tips and templates
The policy brief (International Policy Fellowships)
How to write a policy memo (Trevor Thrall, University of Michigan-Dearborn)

How to make video clips and video podcasts
Video material for student education (Mark Reed, University of Leeds, UK)


Intellectual Property and Copyright
Broadly speaking, the results of the project (knowledge) are the property of the contractor who has generated them. Where several contractors have jointly carried out work generating such results and their respective share of the work cannot be ascertained, they shall have joint ownership thereof. However, they shall agree among themselves on the allocation and terms of exercising the ownership of the knowledge in accordance with the FP7 model contract. See IPR helpdesk.


See also Comprehensive copyright advice for the United Kingdom (UK Copyright Service) but each country is likely to have slightly different laws. For audio-visual or video material it is always essential to pay attention to copyright. Participants being filmed should sign consent forms and all images and soundtracks must be copyright-cleared. See also advice on providing copyright notices and using copyright notices (UK Copyright Service).

Copyscape is a useful tool that will compare your web pages to others indexed by Google and return any it finds with matching text. If you notice another web site using your content, the best place to start is by reading the copyright infringement fact sheet (UK Copyright Service).



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