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...
Briefing paper

Preprints in the spotlight: establishing best practices, building trust

Preprints have been getting a lot of attention recently. The COVID-19 pandemic has further underscored the importance of speedy dissemination of research outcomes. The purpose of this issue brief is to provide an overview of the preprint landscape in the first half of 2020 as...
Report

How COVID-19 is changing research culture

This report investigates the research landscape trends and cultural changes in response to COVID-19. The report includes analysis of publication trends, geographic focal points of research, and collaboration patterns.
Blog post

Beware the well-intentioned advice of unusually successful academics

There is a wealth of advice and ‘how to’ guides available to academics on the subject of how research can have an impact on policy and practice. In this post, Kathryn Oliver and Paul Cairney assess the value of this literature.
Briefing paper

Secure shouldn’t mean secret: a call for public policy schools to share, support, and teach data stewardship

This white paper outlines the essential components of any secure facility, the pros and cons of four types of secure microdata facilities used for public policy research, the benefits of sharing tools and resources, and the importance of training. It concludes with a call on...
Report

Research 4.0: interim report

This draft paper describes the progress of artificial intelligence (AI) through history and how it has led researchers to develop a range of techniques, including natural language programming and computer vision. It also examines these techniques and their practical application across different scientific fields, and...
Discussion paper

The well-meaning economist

Most economic research seeks to reveal truths about economic relationships. This paper is different because it reflects on how those truths are revealed, focusing on a research strategy that is common in the data analysis stage. The paper introduces alternative strategies and shows that they...
Policy

Kimberley Land Council intellectual property intellectual property and traditional knowledge policy

The Kimberley Land Council intellectual property and traditional knowledge policy is designed to set standards for how research is conducted.
Journal article

The research commercialisation agenda: a concerning development for public health research

This editorial argues that the fundamental priority of health and medical research funding should always be to promote public and individual health and to reduce inequities, rather than to support perceived potential for commercialisation.