Journal article

DRAT: Data risk assessment tool for university–industry collaborations

To facilitate a more consistent approach toward releasing asset-related data, researchers have developed a data risk assessment tool (DRAT). This paper describes the design of the DRAT tool and demonstrates its use on case studies provided by engineering asset management (EAM) owners for past research...
Report

Department of Health’s management of financial assistance under the Medical Research Future Fund

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Department of Health is effectively managing financial assistance under the Medical Research Future Fund.
Guide

Leading Australia to data-driven research impact

This publication showcases the breadth and depth of the services and collaborations that the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) provides the research community in Australia.
Journal article

“He who pays the piper calls the tune”: researcher experiences of funder suppression of health behaviour intervention trial findings

This research article finds that one in five researchers in this global sample reported being pressured to delay, alter, or not publish the findings of health behaviour intervention trials.
Strategy

2020 Research infrastructure investment plan

This strategy document provides continued support for Australia's National Research Infrastructure facilities, as well as investment in emerging research priorities that were first identified as potential areas of support in the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap.
Report

UK PID Consortium: cost-benefit analysis

This report was commissioned by Jisc in early 2021, as part of their multi-year programme exploring how persistent identifiers (PIDs) can be used to reduce friction in the ongoing transition to open research.
Guide

Ethics in evaluation

This document outlines the ethical issues that should be considered in any evaluation and provides guidance on when an evaluation is likely to need a formal review by a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).
Briefing paper

Academic research budgets

This paper examines some of the budgetary issues facing the scientific research enterprise in the United States. The goal of this paper is to provide an overview of the key issues facing university budgets and research enablement and support services they fund, to determine whether...
Report

The Senior Research Officer: experience, role, organizational structure, strategic directions, and challenges

The senior research officer is an extremely important position at major research universities, playing a principal leadership role for what is typically a vast research enterprise. To examine the role within these institutions, the authors of this report interviewed 44 incumbents at US research universities...
Report

The impacts of COVID-19 on the research enterprise: a landscape review

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated disruptions have had a major impact on the US academic research enterprise. This report provides a landscape review of what is known about these impacts, from March through mid-October 2020, with an aim of identifying gaps that should be addressed.