Research impact



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.
Report

Accelerating social impact research: libraries at the intersection of openness and community-engaged scholarship

The goal of this pilot program is to meet institutional needs for developing a strategic approach for advancing the social impact of research, aimed at building and reinforcing institutional points of influence for open research practices and community engagement.
Guide

Research with windows wide open: ten lessons on making an impact

This paper, published by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), contains ten lessons for scientists who want to make an impact with their research.
Audio podcast

Research that matters: community and industry partnerships

Shaping systems and processes, changing public attitudes, and influencing policy is grounded in partnerships. In this episode, Torrens University researchers share insights into how industry, academia and government can come together to make transformational change across different sectors – from construction to hospitality.
Audio podcast

Research that matters: people and industry for impact

In this episode, the Torrens University executive team discuss why research is crucial to building new knowledge, revolutionising practices, and aiding progression.
Report

Understanding and communicating research impact: the needs of STEM and health sciences faculty and postdoctoral researchers

This 2019–2020 project explored University of Washington faculty and postdoctoral researcher needs for understanding and communicating the impact of their work. The project was designed to understand the challenges researchers face in this area, identify how participants in these fields define and measure impact, and...
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.
Journal article

Research and education in public sector practice: a systems approach to understanding policy impact

This article outlines how a systems thinking approach can aid understanding of research and education impact on government practice.
Journal article

Implementation for impact—measurement, partnership approaches, and storytelling

This is an introductory article to the AJPA symposium on 'Generating and demonstrating implementation impact'. It provides an overview and synthesis of key themes canvassed in the papers, which includes a focus on implementation for impact regarding measurement, partnership approaches, and storytelling.
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?
Journal article

Building inherently impactful research programs: the role of organizational context

Much impact research focuses on how individual scholars can influence policy outcomes, leading to recommendations about how individual researchers can be more entrepreneurial and engage with policy cycles in innovative ways. This article presents a case study on the experiences of the Department of Pacific...
Journal article

Enhancing impact: a model for policy development research

The Policy Development Research Model (PDRM) integrates the traditionally separate processes of evidence-building and policy development into one set of practices. This article describes how the PDRM enhances policy impact by improving two-way knowledge transfer between academic researchers and policy-makers and practitioners.
Guide

Leading Australia to data-driven research impact

This publication showcases the breadth and depth of the services and collaborations that the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) provides the research community in Australia.
Journal article

The societal impact puzzle: a snapshot of a changing landscape across education and research

This paper explores ‘impact’ in the areas of education and research into government practice.
Journal article

Research for impact: three keys for research implementation

The article introduces two research co-design tools aimed at improving the likelihood of achieving research impact, while also improving understanding of those impacts.
Discussion paper

Using research well in Australian schools

This discussion paper offers a unique practitioner perspective on quality research use. It outlines considerations for teachers, school leaders, system leaders, researchers, and research organisations in relation to increasing and improving the quality use of research in schools.
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.