Report

Research data services in US higher education: a web-based inventory

This report presents the results of an inventory of research data services offered by US colleges and universities using a systematic web searching process. The results represent a holistic, quantitative picture of services that support data-driven research across organisational units and institutional types.
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

Aboriginal participatory action research: an Indigenous research methodology strengthening decolonisation and social and emotional wellbeing

This report articulates how and why Indigenous knowledge and research methodologies need to be recognised as critical components of research to improve social and emotional wellbeing for First Nations people.
Report

How to interpret research on ethnicity and COVID-19 risk and outcomes: five key questions

The coronavirus pandemic has brought ethnic inequalities in health to the attention of the public. This web report outlines five key questions to help you to evaluate research on ethnicity and COVID-19 risk and outcomes.
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...