Accessibility statement

Making Research Count

Making Research Count - informing practice through research

Dr David Howe, MRC Seminar. Photo: Mike Park, University of Hull

Dr Jo Bell, MRC Seminar. Photo: Mike Park, University of Hull

The MRC events programme will be paused for the period March to August 2021, ,while we design a new, broader offer which might be a combination of education, policy awareness, skills development, and accredited CPD events. MRC events would form a strand of this wider offer.

We look forward to sharing more details of these plans in due course.

In the meantime, if you wish to access any recorded events or written materials please do so by Friday 26th March.  

Thank you for your continued support.  We will be in touch to bring you further details later in the year.  


Making Research Count (MRC) is a network of universities who specialise in research in social work, social care and social policy. This national initiative connects those working in social work and social care with research and evidence-based practice.

The Making Research Count Northern Hub, based at the University of York, can support front line practice across Yorkshire and Humber, the North East and Lincolnshire. It offers;

◾ Topical, thought provoking events that bring together practitioner knowledge and expertise with the latest research findings

◾ Support for delegates to implement best practice from research in their work

◾ Opportunities for agencies to develop their skills in evaluating existing policy and practice

◾ A mechanism for practitioners and service users to get involved in setting the agenda for research.

View our ongoing programme of events

Find out more about joining our network and benefiting from the experience of multidisciplinary practitioners and leading researchers. We offer cost-effective membership subscriptions, pay as you go options and voluntary sector bursaries.

For more information get in touch by  emailing


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Making Research Count (University of York)
School for Business and Society
University of York
YO10 5DD

Lisa Thurlow
MRC Administrator

Tel: 01904 321237