Take measures that will ensure engagement and impact can be sustained beyond the life of the immediate research programme/project:
- Determine needs Decide which aspect(s) of KE (e.g. stakeholder interaction, networks, social learning) need to be sustained for the duration of the programme/project and beyond. Ensure that your strategic planning and implementation both reflect this requirement.
- Leaving a legacy Put mechanisms in place that will enable the interpretation and communication of the knowledge generated by the programme/project to continue, even when the research phase has finished.
- Ongoing co-ordination Consider employing KE Co-ordinators and others who are in similar roles for an appropriate period (e.g. a year) after your research programme is complete.