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r2p Tools: Roadmaps
This CPWR Roadmap tool is designed to help researchers plan for how their research findings and results will ultimately be used to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses in the construction industry. Researchers are encouraged to begin using this planning tool at the start of their research project. The Roadmap tool asks researchers to consider critical questions about the potential output that will be generated by their research, and walks them through the steps and actions they will need to take along the way, the stakeholders who will need to be involved, and the support that will be needed to translate their findings into actions on job sites.
CPWR works with members of its Research Consortium to ensure that each project includes an effective roadmap to disseminate important results and to encourage further steps to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses. In some cases, a next step may be additional research to develop and test a solution to address a hazard. For others, it may be working with end users and other stakeholders to promote adoption of an evidence-based solution. By developing a roadmap, researchers can involve end users of their research early and often, and increase the likelihood of producing relevant research that will be applied in the field. The roadmap process also provides an opportunity to explore how CPWR can assist researchers with disseminating the findings or outputs to the appropriate target audiences, as well as how our efforts can be combined for maximum impact.