Translational research

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Fact sheet

The challenges of translating science and research into policy

Influencing policy must start with the understanding that opportunities to influence policy and make significant change occur infrequently and often unpredictably.
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

Report of the review of research policy and funding arrangements

In 2015, the Minister for Education and Training conducted a review of research policy and funding arrangements (the review). As part of the review consultation process, universities were invited to submit case studies to highlight particularly productive relationships they had cultivated with end users of...
Working paper

From concept to classroom: what is translational research?

Translational research attempts to bridge the gap between basic research and the world of practice. For a range of reasons much valuable research is often not known to practitioners or is little used by them. The Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) Centre for Education...
Conference paper

Happy homes – the relationship between homes and mental wellbeing: a review of the literature

Purpose: This paper set out to uncover the advice available to help people take effective action within our home to improve mental health. The literature and professions are virtually silent on the issue. The professional advice is often the opposite suggesting we should get out...
Report

Review of research policy and funding arrangements

Executive Summary The overall quality of the Australian research sector is high by OECD standards but Australia’s performance is poor when it comes to translating publicly funded research into collaboration with business. We rank last out of 26 OECD countries on the proportion of businesses...
Journal article

The pedagogue as translator in the classroom

Translation theory has faced criticism from professional translators for adopting an ivory tower stance to the ‘real world’ challenges of translation. This article argues that a case can be made for considering the challenges of translation as it takes place in the school classroom. In...
Report

Translating research for economic and social benefit: country comparisons

This report makes evidence-based findings about how current levels of translation, commercialisation and collaboration in Australia could be improved and examines how international models could be applied in Australia.
Discussion paper

Boosting the commercial returns from research

This discussion paper has been released to seek consultation on options to support the translation of research into commercial outcomes. As part of its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda, the Australian Government will develop and implement a strategy to improve Australia’s economic performance through better...
Working paper

Translational research and the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet’s translational research contributes to ‘closing the gap’ in health between Indigenous and other Australians by informing practice and policy in Indigenous health. It does this by making the knowledge generated by various types of research and other information readily accessible to...