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Journal article

A provisional system to evaluate journal publishers based on partnership practices and values shared with academic institutions and libraries

Identifying publishers with similar values may help libraries and institutions make strategic decisions about resource allocation. Publishers, especially non-profit publishers, could use the criteria in this paper to guide practices that align with mission-driven institutions, whilst institutions and libraries could use the system to identify...
Report

Research and evidence use in Australian schools: early insights from educators

This summary draws on quantitative findings from the Q Project's first survey of educators, which was administered online to teachers and school leaders between March - September, 2020. In total, 492 practitioners from 414 schools across four Australian states completed the survey: New South Wales...
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.
Strategy

Jisc research and innovation sector strategy 2021-2023

This research and innovation sector strategy sets out how Jisc will continue to support the sector over the next two years, empowering researchers and research consortia in developing fundamental, applied and practice-based research and translating it into knowledge exchange, and economic and social impact.
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...
Briefing paper

Impact of the pandemic on Australia’s research workforce

This rapid research brief responds to the question: what impact is the pandemic having and likely to have on Australia’s research workforce and its capability to support our recovery efforts?
Journal article

Does engagement predict research use? An analysis of The Conversation Annual Survey 2016

To identify factors that predict use of academic research and expertise, regression analyses were performed using The Conversation Australia 2016 Annual Survey data. Different types of engagement actions predicted different types of use. This suggests that to achieve impact through increased engagement, a deeper understanding...
Briefing paper

Cultural indicators: measuring impact on culture

In demonstrating the case for developing a Cultural Indicators Framework, this paper outlines the various applications such a framework will have that will enable South Australian local government to plan, evaluate and make cultural policy decisions based on evidence.
Blog post

How will the emerging generation of scholars transform scholarly communication?

Presenting evidence from the Harbingers Study, a three-year longitudinal study of Early Career Researchers (ECRs), David Nicholas assesses the extent to which the new wave of researchers are driving changes in scholarly practices.
Blog post

Assessing impact assessment – what can be learnt from Australia’s engagement and impact assessment?

Ksenia Sawczak considers the effectiveness of this latest exercise in impact assessment, finding it to provide an inadequate account of the impact of Australian research and ultimately a shaky evidence base for the development of future policy.