Supporting world-class research translation in Australia
This report provides a clear set of principles, that can be applied across all Australian research institutions, to meet the evolving and long-term needs of society and the economy. It includes a spotlight on the key issues for research organisations, with practical actions to move...
How to talk to policymakers about research
This report examines how policy-makers currently engage with cutting-edge research, and considers ways to improve the relationship between those who push at the boundaries of knowledge and those who govern the country.
Global research collaboration and infrastructure: government science and innovation in the new normal - discussion paper
The purpose of this discussion paper is to examine trends in global research collaboration and related infrastructure, and the impact of those trends on government science and innovation in the 'new normal'.
Kitmap - a stocktake of research infrastructure in Aotearoa New Zealand’s government research organisations
The 'Kitmap' project highlights the research infrastructure across New Zealand's government-funded research organisations, including Crown Research Institutes, the National eScience Infrastructure, and Callaghan Innovation. Those who work in the research, science and innovation sector will have more visibility of the research infrastructure available to support...
Publishing sensitive data
This ARDC guide will help you to understand how to publish sensitive data for maximum benefit in a way that is safe and ethical.
Ithaka S+R US faculty survey 2021
The Ithaka S+R 'US Faculty Survey 2021' has been designed to track critical trends in higher education over time, while also including new questions and thematic areas to address newly emerging trends in the field. This report outlines the survey findings.
Accelerating social impact research: libraries at the intersection of openness and community-engaged scholarship
The goal of this pilot program is to meet institutional needs for developing a strategic approach for advancing the social impact of research, aimed at building and reinforcing institutional points of influence for open research practices and community engagement.
2021 National research infrastructure roadmap
This roadmap identifies needs and sets priorities for future investment in Australia's national research infrastructure. It will guide the 2022 Research Infrastructure Investment Plan, and seeks to maintain Australian excellence in research and innovation and support Australia’s ability to address emerging research challenges.
Report of the Inquiry into national security risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector
This inquiry report makes 27 recommendations to address the serious threats posed by foreign interference to Australia's most critical research institutions. The recommendations are targeted at securing sensitive, taxpayer-funded research and protecting student safety on campus.
Research that matters: community and industry partnerships
Shaping systems and processes, changing public attitudes, and influencing policy is grounded in partnerships. In this episode, Torrens University researchers share insights into how industry, academia and government can come together to make transformational change across different sectors – from construction to hospitality.
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.
University research commercialisation: action plan
This strategy document aims to ensure that Australia’s universities play a bigger role in the nation's economy, working with Australian businesses to develop the next generation of great Australian products and companies.
Research that matters: collaborations across nations and industries
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally. In this episode, Professor Simon Stewart explains why he’s dedicated his whole life to improving the health outcomes of people with heart and lung diseases.
What is a research core? A primer on a critical component of the research enterprise
Research cores can be described as shared research enablement facilities that are used on a cross-department, if not institutional basis. In this paper, the authors offer a landscape overview of research cores at large public and private institutions in the United States, with the objective...
National research infrastructure roadmap 2021: exposure draft
The 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap aims to provide a vision for research infrastructure investment for the next five to ten years. This exposure draft has been informed by consultations undertaken throughout 2021 with the research community and key stakeholders.
Understanding and communicating research impact: the needs of STEM and health sciences faculty and postdoctoral researchers
This 2019–2020 project explored University of Washington faculty and postdoctoral researcher needs for understanding and communicating the impact of their work. The project was designed to understand the challenges researchers face in this area, identify how participants in these fields define and measure impact, and...
40 years of NCVER 1981-2021
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) celebrates 40 years of operation on 2 November 2021. To commemorate this major milestone, this publication briefly outlines its history, including a chronology of key NCVER events over the past forty years.
Advancing data-intensive research in Australia
This report identifies opportunities to advance data-intensive research in Australia by aligning research policy, research infrastructure, skills and education, and recognising data science as a distinct scientific discipline.
Exploring the value of QR in supporting researcher-scale activities
Quality Related (QR) funding from Research England provides an important source of support for research in English universities. This report identifies and explores the ways in which QR funding is used, its benefits, and how it complements other types of research income.
Enhancing impact: a model for policy development research
The Policy Development Research Model (PDRM) integrates the traditionally separate processes of evidence-building and policy development into one set of practices. This article describes how the PDRM enhances policy impact by improving two-way knowledge transfer between academic researchers and policy-makers and practitioners.
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.
Funding for public research into foreign policy issues
For the purposes of this inquiry, the Committee accepted a broad definition of both foreign policy, and foreign policy research, in order to explore all the evidence provided. This inquiry report primarily explores the role of government funding of foreign policy research and analysis.
An Australian DARPA to turbocharge universities’ national security research
More than at any time since World War II, science and technology (S&T) breakthroughs are dramatically redesigning the global security outlook. In this paper, the authors propose establishing a formal partnership between the Defence Department, defence industry and Australian universities.
ERA EI Review final report 2020-2021
The Australian Research Council is responsible for assessing the quality, engagement and impact of Australia’s university research through its two assessment programs, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact (EI). This report sets out a range of recommendations designed to enhance the...
How best to serve young people with evidence?
This paper makes the case for evidence-based policy, before recapping the history of the 'What Works' movement and its particular structure in the United Kingdom.