There are multiple avenues for organizations to get involved in the Research-to-Policy Collaboration whether you are looking for consultation services or to support our work through in-kind contributions or contributing to our network capacity. We recognize that some scientific and nonprofit organizations are wary about lobbying regulations. We are strictly non-partisan and do not lobby. Read more about our non-partisan approach HERE.


Click here to see what research center directors have to say about using RPC services and learn about the work of our affiliates. 


Sponsorships are an invaluable means for supporting research translation and offer the opportunity to improve the visibility of your organization. Sponsors of events or collaborative products are acknowledged for their generosity in a number of outlets, which may include the RPC website, events (e.g., brochures can be made available), and in published documents including proceedings and reports.  

Monetary sponsorships go to support a number of functions, including participants’ travel from various parts of the United States to attend events in Washington, D.C. The RPC budget is designed to cover the cost of project coordination, however, there are insufficient funds to cover participants’ travel entirely. Because participants will be asked to volunteer their time to consult with government offices, it is expected that travel support will increase the viability of recruiting esteemed individuals with the needed expertise.

In-Kind Contributions

The RPC also welcomes in-kind contributions, such as:    

  • Recruiting researchers who can contribute to the array of expertise in the Rapid Response Network. Please see below for more details on researcher recruitment.  
  • Contributing to event planning, such as congressional briefings, by identifying speakers, disseminating invitations, and other supportive efforts.  
  • Supporting the development of a policy brief that relates to current legislative priorities by synthesizing relevant research. 

Researcher Recruitment

We think of “researchers” as inclusive of traditional academic researchers, practitioners who apply lessons learned from research, and evaluation practitioners who use data-driven approaches to support the use of evidence in practice.  

Organizations can support the RPC by sharing information with their staff and/or membership networks about this opportunity.

Please consider sharing the below description for recruitment: 

The Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC) involves preparing and engaging researchers around policy efforts related to their expertise because doing so is thought to support policymakers’ use of research evidence. The RPC is currently developing a network of researchers, including those in applied settings, who have expertise and experience related to children and families, such as child maltreatment, substance use in families, human trafficking, and other issue areas. Ultimately, the RPC aims to facilitate collaborative relationships with policymakers around using research in ways that advance child and family well-being.  

Please consider joining the Rapid Response Network. There are no costs associated with participation and you will receive updates regarding related policies and opportunities to share your expertise with policymakers. This network may also support scholarly networking, professional development (e.g., writing for non-academic audiences), and documentable scholarly impact. To learn more, please review our information for Participating Researchers. To join, please complete the member registration form, which asks about your areas of expertise so that we may minimize future communications to those that are relevant to you. Interested members can contact Taylor Scott at taylor.scott@research2policy.org with questions or for further information.