Last week UKAJI announced that we would shortly publish our current research register, as part of our work to develop a network of researchers working in administrative justice. Today we launch the initial version of the Current Research Register, alongside a number of profiles of projects listed in the register.
The register is an Excel spreadsheet that lists current research in administrative justice by topic area using keywords. Where possible, we have included a brief explanation of what the research is about and a link to further information. You can access it here:
Within the listings are several projects identified (in the final column on the right) as having a UKAJI profile, with more information about the research provided by the researcher. You can click on the link within the UKAJI profile column in those entries to see the full profile. The ‘live’ projects that we profile cover a range of themes and areas and illustrate the diversity of this field, including:
- Holding persons to account for their actions in respect of a death in prison custody – A critical analysis of the current model in England and Wales, Christopher Sargeant
An organic resource
The register is an organic resource, and we are well aware that work is going on that we haven’t included. We plan to update the register every six months, and we intend to add to it and build it up as a resource. As projects are finished, we will move them to the database of published research that we are compiling. In the meantime, we wanted to get this out there for comment and to give a feel for what research is currently being conducted. The research projects are all works in progress – as is the register.
Ways you can help
We are seeking help from researchers and others with an interest in administrative justice. You can help by:
- Telling us about your research
We encourage any of you who are involved in current research to get in touch so we can include your project in the next version. If you would like your research included, please complete Current research profile template and email it, along with a photo of yourself, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or simply get in touch and let us know what you’re working on!
- Giving us feedback
Also, this initiative is a conversation, not an end product. We welcome your feedback and suggestions as to how to improve the format and presentation of the register and profiles to help make them useful to other researchers, to funders, and to practitioners and policy makers. Please use the comment section on this blog post, or send any comments to email@example.com.