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Does your organisation PRODUCE or COLLECT policy reports and papers? We need to hear from you today!

The Grey Literature Strategies Research Project's surveys of producers and collectors is closing this Friday 8 November. This is a unique chance to contribute to our understanding of how research and information for public policy is produced and collected.

Click here to do the survey of producing organisations

Click here to do the survey of collections and information services

Where is the evidence conference 2013: Recognising the value of grey literature for policy and practice: One day conference this Monday 11 November at the State Library of Victoria.

Hear from international experts, ARC representatives, scholars in media, economics, sociology, health, criminology and information management. Preview the first results from national surveys of producers, users and collectors. Network with colleagues across government, academia and NGO sectors and discuss the issues and strategies.

Register today

Final program available to download here

Thanks to the many people who entered the competition to win one of two free passes to Where is the evidence 2013: Recognising the value of grey literature for policy and practice. It was great to have so many enthusiastic entries.

We have two lucky winners, both from the health area. Congratulations to Elida Meadows, Policy & Research Officer at the Mental Health Council of Tasmania and to Melissa Raven, Research Fellow at the Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (PHC RIS) in Adelaide.

A fantastic resource - check out their guide to grey literature.

Mellissa said she is keen to attend because she is "interested in the use of grey literature in policy advocacy and policy making, with a particular focus on critical appraisal of the rigor of grey literature, an issue that is often overlooked in discussions about evidence-based practice and policy."

Unfortunately Frances Brown from the federal Attorney-General's Department was not able to take up her free pass: "I am disappointed that I will miss the conference this year – I have been both a producer and user of grey literature over many years and I think it is a huge asset to policymakers, commentators and academics."

We can only agree.

So don't you miss out, REGISTER TODAY at http://policyplatforms.org/events/ncs-grey-literature-2013

The program for the Grey Literature Strategies conference Where is the evidence 2013 is now available.

View the program here

Where-is-the-evidence-2013-Program.pdf

Where is the evidence 2013: recognising the value of grey literature for policy and practice is the second conference organised by the Grey Literature Strategies project being held on Monday 11 November at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne.

We have TWO FREE TICKETS to give away worth $250 which covers lunch and the full day conference.

Email admin@apo.org.au with 'Grey literature 2013 Competition' as the subject by midnight Friday 18 October to go in the draw.

Winners will be drawn and notified by email on Monday 21 October and we would like winners to confirm then can attend by the end of the day.

More information on the conference is available here

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