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The conduct of systematic research reviews for SCIE knowledge reviews (Research resource 1)

Document updating SCIE's 2002 guidelines on the conduct of systematic reviews to reflect the need to be more exact about SCIE's expectations and the changing state of the art in systematic review methods.

Scottish Recovery Indicator

The Scottish Recovery Indicator (SRI) is a mental health service development tool designed to aid mental health services in making sure their activities are focused on assisting the recovery of people using their services. The SRI is a three-stage process involving planning and preparation, collecting data and drawing up a service development plan.

Guide to user-led reviews : a supplement to the SAIF standards for disability information and advice provision in Scotland

Set of guidelines designed to help agencies get feedback from disabled people about the accessibility of their information services and measure how well they have implemented the SAIF standards.

Enabling technologies for people with dementia : report of the assessment study in England

Report presenting the findings of the UK assessment trial of Enable, a three year longitudinal study looking at the feasibility of enabling devices and the socio-economic costs of making technology available to enhance the quality of life of dementia sufferers and their carers.

Learning together to safeguard children : developing a multi-agency systems approach for case reviews (SCIE guide 13)

Paper introducing an innovative multi-agency 'systems' model, "Learning together", for organisational learning. It is an introduction both to a way of thinking and its application in practice and sets out the actions required for a structured and systematic process of learning from practice via case reviews.

Reducing drug users' risk of overdose

Report of a research project which aimed to look at ways of reducing drug users' risk of overdose and recommend interventions to bring down the number of drug-related deaths in Scotland.

Social research: data security review

In July 2008 the Scottish Government commissioned Scott Moncrieff to review the data security procedures within eight research contractors who had regularly been commissioned to carry out social research on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Glasgow public involvement in cancer

Report presenting the findings of research which assessed the views of people living in deprived areas of Greater Glasgow regarding cancer, health and local health improvement activities. This data was considered important to the future development and direction of health improvement initiatives.