Supporting teachers to use research evidence well in practice
This report describes ways that schools can build teachers’ and leaders’ confidence in using research evidence, and why this is important. It presents findings from independent surveys conducted by the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) and the Monash Q Project.
National Disability Research Partnership: learnings and recommendations
This report has recommendations for setting up and running a National Disability Research Partnership (NDRP). It is based on feedback from the disability community and a range of other stakeholders who have contributed during the NDRP establishment phase.
Building effective system-wide disability research capacity in Australia
This research was commissioned by the National Disability Research Partnership, and was designed to examine strategies to develop disability research capacity in Australia.
Trove researcher consultation report
This report is based on discussions and findings that have emerged from consultation the ARDC undertook with the research community about Trove and how they use it.
Review of the Australian Research Council: consultation paper
This consultation paper provides background to the review of the Australian Research Council Act 2001 (ARC Review) and context to the online survey questions.
Elicitation of data discovery contexts: an interview study
With the expansion of the open data movement in recent years, the issues of data discovery and data reuse have received more attention from various stakeholders. This project report focuses on characterising the contexts of data discovery, both within and across disciplines, to inform the...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.