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Table 1 Reasons for disseminating the findings of research

From: Does dissemination extend beyond publication: a survey of a cross section of public funded research in the UK

Reason N (%)
Raise awareness of findings 216 (93)
Influence policy 198 (85)
Influence practice 195 (84)
Stimulate discussion/debate 173 (75)
Transfer research to practice 173 (75)
Raise the organisational profile 150 (65)
Attract future funding 145 (62)
Research Assessment Exercise 123 (53)
Justify public funding 112 (48)
Promote public understanding of science 93 (40)
Satisfy contractual requirements 85 (37)
Improve your own communication 56 (24)
Other 26 (11)