The following page gives details of how the Research Information Desk operated, what it was for, and who could access and use this service.
The research information desk closed in December 2010, at the end of the Count Me In Too research project. We have continued to make these pages available online so that those interested in the project can learn more about how the Desk ran.
What is it and what can I use it for?
The LGBT Research Information Desk provides a way for you to access and use any data gathered by Count Me In Too. It will help you to identify research to support evidence-based practices that progress positive social change for LGBT people in Brighton & Hove.
The Research Information desk is staffed by Nick McGlynn, a research project assistant for Count Me In Too, and is based at the Cockcroft Building of the University of Brighton (Moulsecoomb campus).
Who can use it?
The LGBT Research Information Desk aims to assist local change and encourage local partnership work. Therefore, it is designed specifically for use by any and all LGBT individuals, groups and communities in Brighton & Hove.
What information can I access?
You can access 2 types of information from the LGBT Research Information Desk – 1) data gathered by Count Me In Too, and 2) information about other relevant LGBT-related research.
- Data gathered by Count Me In Too
The Research Information Desk has access to all of the data gathered by Count Me In Too. The project gathered qualitative and quantitative data across a range of topics.
If you wish to receive more information regarding Count Me In Too's data surrounding a specific topic, you can request for the LGBT Research Information Desk to produce a brief summary and interrogation of further data that has not been released. It will also signpost any relevant Count Me In Too reports. However, unlike Count Me In Too's Additional Findings Reports, the Research Information Desk’s reports will not contain detailed analyses of the findings, nor will they make recommendations regarding the findings.
- Information about other LGBT-related research
The research desk can also offer you insights into other relevant LGBT research where Count Me In Too data does not address the issues you seek to know about. If you are interested in reading other research into LGBT lives, you can request for the LGBT Research Information Desk to work to locate any relevant research and contact details for a specific topic.
How do I make a request, and what happens then?
You can request information from the LGBT Research Information Desk by downloading a Request Form (www.countmeintoo.co.uk) and emailing it to the address below, or by printing the request form and mailing it to the address below. The Count Me In Too research team will check any request made – you can see more about this process online. If your request is accepted, the information desired should be returned to you within a few weeks.