The Research Toolkit is a collection of tips and example documents to help researchers to follow best practice when producing documents used throughout the research process.

The Research Toolkit aims to help autism researchers conduct inclusive, accessible autism research. Researchers who use these resources to develop their own documents should give credit to the original authors, where possible.

The documents included in the Research Toolkit have been submitted by researchers working across the UK. If you would like to submit a document for consideration as part of the Research Toolkit please complete this form.

The team behind the toolkit

The Research Toolkit was put together by Maria Ashworth, Jade Davies and Laura Crane who are researchers at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), UCL Institute of Education. CRAE conducts ground-breaking scientific, participatory research to enhance knowledge about support, education and outcomes for autistic people, their families and those who support them.

This team put the toolkit together as part of an Autistica-funded project with Robyn Steward, Mel Bovis and Liz Pellicano to improve autistic people's research experiences through a Research Passport.