Governments aren’t doing the research needed to underpin rigorous policy development, worries Grattan Institute CEO, John Daley.
Influencing policy must start with the understanding that opportunities to influence policy and make significant change occur infrequently and often unpredictably.
Organisations that do not have the ear of government or the popular backing or resources to obtain it must accept the vagaries of...
Influencing policy making can be more a matter of influencing outside organisations than influencing the government.
How do we define policy and policy makers? Political scientists have debated this question, which can be quite complicated. Thomas Dye gave the most commonly assumed definition of...
This guide is a practical resource to assist Australian-based researchers and Australian and international development organisations. The guide is designed to support good practice for research partnerships with Churches in the Pacific, where the aim of the research is to generate evidence that influences policy...
The CRCWSC project A3.3 Strategies for influencing the political dynamics of decision making examined strategies and tactics for influencing opinion formation and policy making, to facilitate progress towards water sensitive cities. This report is intended to function as a manual to help scientists understand both...
Birmingham has defended his intervention, suggesting most Australian taxpayers would prefer funding be directed to other research.
This search tool provides easy access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health literature on the PubMed database.
This project developed a health search filter that enables the user to search the worldwide PubMed database and confine their search to articles about Aboriginal and...
This paper discusses the use of identifiers in research evaluation—for individuals, their contributions, and the organizations that sponsor them and fund their work.
This consultation paper seeks sector feedback to a proposed an approach for higher education providers (HEPs) to record R&D income for the purposes of the Higher Education Research Data Collection returns.
This blog post highlights a newly published systematic analysis of published literature and also an examination of information on research funders available on the website of major transnational food and beverage companies.
The researchers examined the funding transpatrency of research projects and the research...
This resource aims to shine a light on how qualitative methods are being used in health services and medical research contexts, and how they might be used more effectively.
The projects in this booklet show there is an extensive and practical body of knowledge on climate change and that this knowledge stems from some of the best and brightest of New Zealand's primary sector scientists.
This guide draws on the observations and learnings of Nesta's Inclusive Innovation team, exploring why public involvement is essential and sharing seven key principles that could form the basis of a new model of public engagement in decision-making about research, technology and innovation.
Fifteen Living Laboratories have been developed across Australia over the past 5 years under the auspices of the CRC for Low Carbon Living. The establishment of the Living Labs has been a significant investment and this report outlines the Living Labs and proposes a model...
Knowing what to do with scientific research outcomes can be tricky. But, by changing how we present research proposals or findings to government and industry, we have a real chance to influence policy making and industry practice. The fact sheet covers 9 principles:
This guide provides a set of principles to ensure research is safe, respectful, responsible, high quality and of benefit to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
This guideline is intended primarily for use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research participants and communities, but will also be a useful resource for researchers and for others interested in understanding more about such research.
Heatwaves are a critical public health problem. There will be an increase in the frequency and severity of heatwaves under changing climate. However, evidence about the impacts of climate change on heatwave-related mortality at a global scale is limited. Current and future daily mean temperature...
This occasional paper is the sixth in a series about the National Quality Framework (NQF). It examines trends in quality improvement from the perspective of services rated Working Towards National Quality Standard (NQS) under the 2012 NQS.
This paper aims to illuminate the shared goals between open science and the study of teams by focusing on science team activities (data management, methods, algorithms, and outputs) as focal objects for further combined study.