Research--Government policy

Report

03 Aug 2017

Climate variability and change across seasons and decades has profound consequences for primary industries, coastal and water infrastructure, the generation and delivery of energy, and transport systems in Australia and throughout the world. To the extent that this variability and change is...

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Conference paper

31 Jul 2017

This paper examines how the research capability of staff within New Zealand universities has evolved since the introduction in 2003 of the Performance-based Research Fund (PBRF). The analysis uses a database consisting of an anonymous ‘quality evaluation category’ (QEC) for each individual...

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31 May 2017

It has long been accepted that national energis are generally dedicated to implementing Open Access to publications before attention turns to research data, not least because of the potential penalties for non-compliance with funder mandates, which are rare in the data realm. This study found...

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Strategy

09 May 2017

Outstanding science and research is a critical foundation of an innovative and prosperous modern society. Globally competitive research depends on access to first-class research equipment, systems and services, collectively referred to as research infrastructure.

Australia today is the...

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Research report

01 May 2017

Executive Summary: The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme has been a feature of the Australian Government research and innovation agenda for 25 years.

The programme has been subject to many reviews, each initiated to determine whether it was delivering on its stated objectives....

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Research report

07 Mar 2017

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The New Zealand Health Research Strategy 2017–2027 will set a 10-year strategic direction for the health research system. Its aim is to ensure that investments in health research make the greatest contribution to the lives of New Zealanders – to...

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Research report

20 Feb 2017

Biotechnology firm managers are no strangers to uncertainty. Uncertainty surrounding the potential payoff of an investment is common for most businesses; but biotech firms are also faced with uncertainty regarding the development of an investment. The time a new biotechnology takes to progress...

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Journal article

15 Feb 2017

A significant challenge in research translation is that interested parties interpret and apply the associated terms and conceptual frameworks in different ways.

The purpose of this review was to: a) examine different research translation frameworks; b) examine the similarities and...

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Submission

17 Jan 2017

Government investment in first class research infrastructure is vital to the long-term sustainability of Australia’s research program, driving innovation, economic productivity and social benefits for the nation. National research facilities are built and maintained for the public good. As such...

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Submission

16 Jan 2017

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) acknowledges that the current draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap goes a long way in recognising the developments in humanities and social sciences research and its contribution to a national...

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Article

18 Oct 2016

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This In Brief updates In Brief 2015/24 that first reported on the emergence of a new regulatory framework around research and development in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It outlines developments in this area over the past 18 months, including the most recent...

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Research report

28 Sep 2016

The Turnbull Government is encouraging feedback from Australia’s research and development (R&D) community, businesses and industry groups and other stakeholders on the R&D Tax Incentive Review findings released today.

The review was undertaken by Chair of Innovation Australia Bill...

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Journal article

09 Aug 2016

This article recognises the need for new institutions for the governance of evidence-based policy making. It proposes a Parliamentary Commission for Science, an organisation that would be responsible forensuring the scientific use of evidence by government and fostering corresponding levels of...

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Submission

02 Jun 2016

There are too many questions in education that remain unanswered. This is holding us back from providing meaningful educational opportunities for all young people. Better education data would help address critical knowledge gaps that contribute to young people missing...

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Research report

02 Jun 2016

Last year Sense about Science asked Sir Stephen Sedley, a former judge in the Court of Appeal and a new trustee of Sense about Science, to undertake an inquiry into the scale and significance of non-publication of government-commissioned research.

Sir Stephen found out that:

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Journal article

31 May 2016

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The quality of public decision making depends significantly on the quality of analysis and advice provided through public organizations. Champions of “evidence-informed” policy making claim that rigorous evaluation practices can significantly improve attainment...

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Strategy

19 May 2016

The United States' Government has launched the Federal Big Data Research and Development Strategic Plan, which will provide guidance on strategies for US Federal agencies to use when developing or expanding their individual Big Data research and development plans.

The strategy builds on...

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Discussion paper

02 May 2016

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The ARC has commenced consultation with the higher education and research sector, industry and other end-users of research to develop quantitative and qualitative measures of engagement and impact.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of...

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Research report

15 Mar 2016

Realising the benefits of Australia’s world-class research system requires translation of its outputs into economic and societal benefits. The effective translation of research will be at the core of Australia’s future competitiveness and prosperity.

In mid-2014 a group of ATSE Fellows,...

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Strategy

31 Jan 2016

Over the past year, RedFire Consulting Group has evaluated the South Australian early stage innovation ecosystem and government-funded programs.

RedFire has now developed an implementation plan to improve South Australia’s innovation ecosystem. The plan contains recommendations around...

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