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Research engagement



Report

Pathways to impact in the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the nature of research – while it has increased the demand for evidence to inform decision-making, it has further disrupted both the policy-influencing and engagement activities that would usually accompany such research. This report is based on an analysis of...
Report

Who cares about using education research in policy and practice?

The OECD has launched the 'Strengthening the Impact of Education Research' project. This publication reports on the first phase of the project. It maps the various structures, processes, actors and relationships that reinforce the quality, production and use of education research in policy and practice.
Report

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.
Blog post

Almetrics for research evaluation

In recent years, there have been numerous calls to change research evaluation policies to rely less on journal-level citation metrics. In this blog post, Caroline Winter takes a look at the options.
Strategy

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.
Guide

Public policy engagement guide: a toolbox for UWA researchers

This guide is designed to break down what research engagement and impact are in practice, offering core advice on how to sharpen your appeal, setting out different ways in which you can get going, and describing what the constituent parts of government are and do.
Report

Improving research use in international development

This project aimed to bring together policy-makers, practitioners and researchers to better understand the individual and organisational drivers, incentives and ways of working that contribute to, or inhibit research use, and to help shift them. This report synthesises the findings that emerged from the project.
Journal article

Are research-policy engagement activities informed by policy theory and evidence? 7 challenges to the UK impact agenda

This article seek to answer the question - in what should we invest if we seek to maximise the impact of research?
Guide

Ethics in evaluation

This document outlines the ethical issues that should be considered in any evaluation and provides guidance on when an evaluation is likely to need a formal review by a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).
Report

Mapping the current landscape of research library engagement with emerging technologies in research and learning: final report

Technologies that have emerged or become ubiquitous within the last decade have profoundly changed the ways that scholars, students, and the general public create and engage with information. This report identifies strategic opportunities for research libraries to adopt and engage with emerging technologies, with a...
Journal article

We need to talk about how we talk about disability: a critical quasi-systematic review

This quasi-systematic review uses a critical disability framework to assess definitions of disability, use of critical disability approaches, and hierarchies of credibility in library and information science (LIS) research between 1978 and 2018.
Report

Maximising the impact of global development research: a new approach to knowledge brokering

The report provides lessons and recommended practices for all those funding and designing social science research for development and seeking to maximise its impact beyond academia.
Journal article

Advancing science or advancing careers? Researchers’ opinions on success indicators

This study found most researchers work far beyond their expected work schedule and, although they spend most of their time doing research, respondents wished they could dedicate more time to it and spend less time writing grants and performing other activities such as administrative duties...
Report

Social interoperability in research support: cross-campus partnerships and the university research enterprise

This report defines social interoperability and describes the network of campus units involved in major areas of university research support services. It concludes by offering recommendations for cultivating successful cross-campus relationships.
Guide

How to engage with policy makers: a guide for academics in the arts and humanities

This guide shows that there are steps that academics can take to improve their engagement with public policy and to make it meaningful for their research. While these activities may involve an investment of time, they offer the opportunity to make a tangible difference, and...
Conference paper

Takt maturity model: from individual successes towards systemic change in Finland

This study aimed to conceptualize the requirements for systemically implementing takt production within projects and organizations in the form of a maturity level model.
Report

Improved wellbeing or distress? Measuring the impacts of participation in a COVID-19 survey on participant wellbeing

For many throughout the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in drastic changes to life and social circumstances through health concerns related to the fear of infection with coronavirus, the negative impact of physical distancing measures and economic upheaval. For these reasons, COVID-19-related research has...
Report

Developing a persistent identifier roadmap for open access to UK research

Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are a crucial technical component of the modern scholarly information system. The fact that PIDs are built to operate ‘between’ systems and to serve as linking structures gives them a special resonance in open research systems.
Report

Advancing Open: views from scholarly communications practitioners

In May 2019, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries hosted 'Advancing Open,' a gathering for Canadian scholarly communication practitioners to discuss ways to advance open scholarship in Canada. This report summarises the discussion from the event, outlining the state of open scholarship in Canada and...
Report

Open access to research publications-2018: independent advice

This is the second independent report on Open Access received from Professor Adam Tickell, Chair of the UK Open Access Co-ordination Group. It presents a refreshed evidence base, and answers specific questions requested by the Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, in November 2017.