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.
Guide

AIATSIS code of ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research

AIATSIS has developed this guide to ensure that research with and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples follows a process of meaningful engagement and reciprocity between the researcher and the individuals and/or communities involved in the research.
Report

Research 4.0: research in the age of automation

This report seeks to understand what impact artificial intelligence (AI) is having on the United Kingdom’s research sector and what implications it has for its future, with a particular focus on academic research.
Report

Social interoperability in research support: cross-campus partnerships and the university research enterprise

This report defines social interoperability and describes the network of campus units involved in major areas of university research support services. It concludes by offering recommendations for cultivating successful cross-campus relationships.
Policy report

Optimising the operation and use of national research infrastructures

This report presents a generic framework for improving the use and operation of national research infrastructures (RIs), which play a key role in enabling and developing research in all scientific domains and represent an increasingly large share of research investment.
Guide

Research for all: making research inclusive of people with disabilities

Developing programs to be inclusive of people with disabilities ensures that all people benefit. This guide provides tools and resources for practitioners, researchers and policymakers for any and all forms of research, or evaluation with human participants, to ensure best-practice.
Report

2019 Survey of research culture in Australian NHMRC-funded institutions: survey findings report

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is committed to ensuring that NHMRC-funded research is of the highest quality. In May 2019, the NHMRC commissioned ORIMA Research to conduct a survey on its behalf in relation to the research culture in Australian NHMRC-funded institutions...