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Survey data on 155 organisations producing research and information for policy and practice. The survey aimed to gather data that would help understand how information and research is produced and disseminated as grey literature for impact and influence on public interest issues.
In the digital era grey literature has proliferated, and has become a key tool in influencing public debate and in providing an evidence-base for public policy and practice. Despite its ubiquity and influence, grey literature's role is often overlooked as a publishing phenomenon. This paper...
This is a summary of a New Zealand workshop on how to use open data for policy design.
Cities today collect and store a wide range of data that may contain sensitive or identifiable information about residents. As cities embrace open data initiatives, more of this information is available to the public. While releasing data has many important benefits, sharing data comes with...
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 differences between the frameworks;...
The assumption that academic research will organically find its way to those with the power to act on it is false. Some may conceive of academia as the creator of the country’s best knowledge, knowledge which automatically permeates – and is respected...
The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative established in 2011 that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. Membership requires governments to work with civil society to ‘co-create’ a National...
Access to open government data in Australia is economically important, as confirmed by multiple theoretical and empirical studies, with varying estimates of its net positive benefit. Some of these benefits include new data-driven products and services, increased operational efficiency in both the public and private...
'Researching the researchers' reports on a study of policy research activities in the non-government human services sector. Undertaken in 2010, the study identified over 50 human service NGOs across Australia that had policy research units or policy research positions.
Research into the way cities do – or do not – work can make a critical contribution to urban policy and practice. Yet this research finds that urban policy practitioners rarely engage with applied urban research outputs. This is despite practitioners identifying research as an...