Research is think tanks main function. It underpins their claim to legitimacy. But getting it right is harder than it sounds. Think tanks must address challenges as diverse as the research skills of their staff, the introduction of new research methods, peer review systems, etc.

These articles and resources offer an opportunity to explore these challenges as well as opportunities for think tanks’ research function.

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Winterschool for Thinktankers 2018 – Geneva

Think Tank Hub, Geneva

The  Winterschool for Thinktankers is a unique opportunity for young and proactive individuals to develop their knowledge and understanding of think tanks and to prepare themselves to become future policy...

February 4, 2018

Doing policy relevant research in South Asia


On Think Tanks, the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) invite mid-to-senior level researchers and think tankers in South Asia to apply for the course: Doing...

January 29, 2018

The School of Thinktankers

On Think Tanks has teamed up with foraus, a Swiss foreign policy think tank in Geneva, to organise the first School of Think Tankers aimed at inspiring the next generations of think tank leaders. Other School of...

December 13, 2017

Design for open challenges

By Melanie Rayment

In my last article, The Business of Service,  I looked at the notion of service design as an approach to create and redefine services and experiences for consumers, citizens and...

November 20, 2017
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