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Research

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Audio podcast

Research that matters: economic and social benefits of research

In this episode, Torrens University researchers discuss how research can help champion social justice issues and bring about cultural change.
Audio podcast

Research that matters: creative problem solving

Solving age-old problems and coming up with breakthrough innovations, sometimes simply starts with imagination. In this episode, you’ll meet researchers who have embraced inventiveness in their research practice to shake up the normal way of thinking.
Guide

APEC guiding principles for research integrity

This publication provides a set of high-level, voluntary principles, to guide research integrity for APEC economies, including a common understanding of key research integrity definitions for the APEC region’s research community.
Audio podcast

Research that matters: people and industry for impact

In this episode, the Torrens University executive team discuss why research is crucial to building new knowledge, revolutionising practices, and aiding progression.
Audio podcast

Research that matters: our research during a pandemic

In this episode, Torrens University researchers explain what data can tell us and how mapping research findings can influence better decision-making and strategic outcomes for health, education, and economic benefits.
Report

State of the social sciences 2021

Social sciences are the fields of research on, and knowledge about, society. They are deeply connected and embedded in our social systems and structures. This publication provides a compact guide to the trends, challenges and opportunities impacting Australian social science, to facilitate system-wide planning for...
Interactive resource

Open Research toolkit

This toolkit was created by the Open Research Working Group, comprising representatives of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL). The toolkit supports Australasian institutions to implement or further develop open research policy, strategy and practice.
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.
Journal article

Understanding, measuring, and encouraging public policy research impact

This article provides a conceptual framework for understanding, measuring, and encouraging research impact for academics. Although not alone in seeking to impact public policy with their research, academics are under-utilised creators of knowledge.
Discussion paper

State of the social sciences report: discussion paper

Intended as a conversation starter, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Academy has prepared this discussion paper to capture the views, ideas and concerns of social science researchers, teachers, students, professionals, policymakers and employers across Australia.
Report

A review of the funding and prioritisation of environmental research in New Zealand

This report examines how public funds are invested in environmental research in New Zealand, and calls for an environmental research strategy to be developed by the Ministry for the Environment, and dedicated, long-term funding for environmental research to be ringfenced.
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

Firm dynamics and productivity growth

This document assesses the state of knowledge about firm dynamics in New Zealand and answers the following questions: 1) why firms grow? 2) how firm performance affects aggregate productivity growth? (3) what role policy can play in improving productivity growth. The objective is to identify...
Discussion paper

Doing research differently: archiving and sharing qualitative data in studies of childhood, education and youth

This discussion paper explores directions and dilemmas in the archiving and sharing of qualitative research, taking a specific focus on studies of childhood, education and youth, predominantly from across the social sciences.
Journal article

Fostering process innovations in construction through industry–university consortium

This study aims to describe the development of an industry–university (IU) relationship which has enabled the conduct of practically and scientifically relevant research. Using empirical data, this study describes how to create a win-win IU innovation relationship that enables the implementation of process innovations into...
Audio interview

Plan S and open access scholarship

Martin Borchert, UNSW Librarian, explains the ideas behind Plan S and the shift towards open access scholarship in this interview aired on ABC Radio National's 'Late Night Live' program.
Report

Research 'stars' in New Zealand: concentration, persistence and mobility

This report identifies a set of star researchers in New Zealand, based on the publication of very highly-cited papers. It then investigates the concentration of such papers across authors; the persistence of 'stardom' across time, and the extent to which stars come from abroad or...
Blog post

Assessing impact assessment – what can be learnt from Australia’s engagement and impact assessment?

Ksenia Sawczak considers the effectiveness of this latest exercise in impact assessment, finding it to provide an inadequate account of the impact of Australian research and ultimately a shaky evidence base for the development of future policy.
Briefing paper

Data communities: a new model for supporting STEM data sharing

Drawing on Ithaka S+R findings and the scholarly literature, this paper identifies what constitutes a data community and outlines the most important features by studying three success stories, investigating the circumstances under which intensive data sharing is already happening.