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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.
Report

What’s next for national security and research?

This report reviews what measures are in place to protect research in the United Kingdom from foreign interference, including the new National Security and Investment Act (2021) that came into force on 4 January 2022.
Strategy

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.
Report

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...
Draft report

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.
Case study

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.
Policy report

Australia’s digital future: a nation of users or leaders?

Australia risks dropping behind the world’s top technologically-driven nations without a stronger investment in digital technology-based research, innovation and workers, according to this summary for policy-makers.
Journal article

Publishing at any cost: a cross-sectional study of the amount that medical researchers spend on open access publishing each year

This study aimed to estimate the financial costs paid by individual medical researchers from meeting the article processing charges (APCs) levied by open access journals in 2019.
Report

Supporting academic research: understanding the challenges

Researchers and research administrators in higher education are under pressure to adapt to an ever changing landscape of funding opportunities and efforts to make research more accessible. This paper includes the findings from two surveys with researchers and senior members of research offices across the...
Policy report

Optimising the operation and use of national research infrastructures

This report presents a generic framework for improving the use and operation of national research infrastructures (RIs), which play a key role in enabling and developing research in all scientific domains and represent an increasingly large share of research investment.
Report

Taking stock of government involvement in research and development

The positive impact of research and development (R&D) is well documented, but if mismanaged, government-driven R&D can create more problems than it solves. By examining success stories and failures of government-backed R&D efforts, policymakers can develop more effective programs that produce greater returns.
Report

Challenges for Australian research and innovation

This paper argues that universities have done a fantastic job of investing in health and medical research that has delivered new products and services in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and vaccines. It has placed Australia in a good position to confront the current coronavirus-related health crisis...
Report

Economic impact of universities’ contribution to innovation

This report concludes that to unlock innovation in New Zealand in the future, it is important for policy-makers, universities and investors to consider focusing on strengthening the contribution of universities to innovation.
Report

The biomedical bubble

This report sets out why and how the United Kingdom needs to escape the biomedical bubble if it is to realise the economic, social and health potential of new investment in research and development.
Briefing paper

Big deal: Should universities outsource more core research infrastructure?

This issues paper argues that while outsourcing is not uniformly good or bad, services with a principally academic market seem to be especially susceptible to monopoly or oligopoly dynamics among commercial providers.
Policy

Strengthening the effectiveness and sustainability of international research infrastructures

Research infrastructures are long-term enterprises. They are increasingly diverse in nature, may operate under very different models of governance and financing, and within diverse and evolving financial and political contexts. They represent strategic investments which are indispensable for enabling and developing research in all scientific...
Report

Engagement and impact assessment pilot report

Designed to test the robustness of a wide range of indicators and methods of assessment of engagement and impact of academic research on the wider society, this report summarises the findings from the ERA Engagement and Impact Pilot (EI Pilot) and its review, and proposes...
Report

Growth through innovation and collaboration: a review of the Cooperative Research Centres Programme

Executive Summary: The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme has been a feature of the Australian Government research and innovation agenda for 25 years. The programme has been subject to many reviews, each initiated to determine whether it was delivering on its stated objectives. In response...
Policy report

Building regional research systems across Australia

This Policy Statement sets out how to ensure regional research systems are sufficiently robust to enable valuable research to be conducted throughout Australia.
Report

Review of the R&D tax incentive

The Turnbull Government is encouraging feedback from Australia’s research and development (R&D) community, businesses and industry groups and other stakeholders on the R&D Tax Incentive Review findings released today. The review was undertaken by Chair of Innovation Australia Bill Ferris, Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel...