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CRDCN research-policy snapshot template

This template can be used for published journal articles and policy papers submitted to government. Note to researchers: Please draft your description in a manner that would provide colleagues working in government to appreciate the relevance of your work for evidence-based decision making for policy and programs. Your draft will be reviewed by a member of the CRDCN central staff team that has an academic research background. Any revisions will be confirmed with you before the final version is put into the designed template being used for all CRDCN research-policy snapshots. Please note that CRDCN will accept a maximum of 2 snapshots per author per issue. Only articles published in the current or previous calendar year can be accepted for a snapshot.

May differ from title of academic publication or policy paper; should be accessible to non-experts.
The snapshot author must have directly contributed to the text *in the snapshot*. Separate multiple authors with commas.
Please provide multiple institutions in the same order as the authors above.
We will use this email address to communicate regarding revisions to your snapshot.
In one sentence, describe *one* finding from the publication or report that you think is the most important to inform decision-making by those working in government. The aim here is to have readers, in a glance, recognize that your research may inform their work, so that they read further, and use/cite your research.
Describe how your finding advances understanding(s) of current knowledge. For example, what knowledge gap does it fill or what current understandings does it challenge? Does it provide comparative analysis between time periods, geographic regions, populations? Can it help to inform decisions about targets or forecasts? You may also want to include here information about the data and/or methodology that you used, but be sure to use a description that would be accessible to audiences that are not data experts.
Describe the policy implications of the work. This should be accessible to audiences that are non-experts in your field of research, but rather are working in government policy and/or program development/evaluation.
Provide the full names of the datasets used.
Describe the sample that was studied (avoid structuring this as who was left out of the sample) e.g. the sample population is male immigrants aged 20-35 living in Census Metropolitan Areas.
Select from the list above up to 10 policy areas that the research can inform. These StatCan categories are consistent with those used in the CRDCN bibliography.
If the snapshot describes work that has been published provide full citation (including online link or DOI).
We will promote the snapshot on LinkedIn and will tag you in the post.
We will promote the snapshot on LinkedIn and will tag your institution in the post.
We will promote the snapshot on Twitter and tag you in the post
We will promote the snapshot on Twitter and tag your institution in the post

Persistent Identifier for the snapshots

Each snapshot will be given a persistent identifier to encourage/support government colleagues to cite the research and the format will be:

Author last name, first name [if more than two authors, first author and et al. will be used] "[Title]" CRDCN research-policy snapshots . [month year] [URL persistent identifier]

Please select only one of the following as the category for which your research has the most significant policy implications:

For the semi-annual “CRDCN research-policy snapshot digest”

Twice per year, CRDCN will assemble individual snapshots into a digest. If you have a table, chart, diagram that you would like to include as supplementary material (maximum one page) in the digest, kindly attach it below.

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.