Research report

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A research report is a publication that reports on the findings of a research project.[1]

Research reports are produced by many sectors including industry, education, government and non-government organizations and may be disseminated internally, or made public (i.e. published) however they are not usually available from booksellers or through standard commercial publishing channels.[2][3] Research reports are also issued by governmental and international organizations, such as UNESCO.

There are various distribution models for research reports with the main ones being: public distribution for free or open access; limited distribution to clients and customers; or commercial sale. For example market research reports are often produced for sale by specialist market research companies, investment companies may provide research reports to clients[4] while government agencies and civil society organizations such as UNESCO, the World Health Organization and many others often provide free access to organization research reports in the public interest[5] or for a range of organization requirements and objectives.

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  1. ^ "Research Reports". Retrieved 2023-09-16.
  2. ^ "Research reports". Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB). Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  3. ^ Lawrence, Amanda (2018-01-08). Chan, Leslie; Loizides, Fernando (eds.). "Influence seekers: The production of grey literature for policy and practice". Information Services & Use. 37 (4): 389–403. doi:10.3233/ISU-170857.
  4. ^ Chen, James. "Research Report". Investopedia. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  5. ^ "Access thousands of free publications". UNESCO. Retrieved 2020-02-07.