Research--Management

Blog post

4 Mar 2019
26

When social scientists think about big data, they often think in terms of quantitative number crunching. However, the growing availability of ‘big’ qualitative datasets presents new opportunities for qualitative research. In this post, Lynn Jamieson and Sarah Lewthwaite explore how ‘big qual’ can be deployed...

Discussion paper

25 Feb 2019
9

Announced in June 2018, the ANZSRC Review will be carried out jointly by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Stats NZ, the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

One of the aims of the Review...

Journal article

8 Jan 2019
73

The research findings outlined in this article show that aspects of time consumption, privacy, dealing with information overload, and prevalent styles of communication are predominant concerns inhibiting social science researchers from using social media platforms for their work.

Report

4 Dec 2018
108

This report contributes to a growing body of work from OCLC to better understand research information management (RIM) practices, including their regional differences, as well as the growing interoperability imperative between siloed sources of data—both internal and external.

Report

19 Nov 2018
38

This inquiry examined the efficiency, effectiveness and coherency of Australian government funding for research. It focused on federally funded research agencies, their funding mechanisms and university collaborative research.

Journal article

13 Nov 2018
43

This article reports on a first-in-kind study of research contracts between Commonwealth and New South Wales Government entities and external providers.

Guide

Guidance for effective approaches to collaborations with Churches in the Pacific for development research
2 Nov 2018
39

This guide is a practical resource to assist Australian-based researchers and Australian and international development organisations. The guide is designed to support good practice for research partnerships with Churches in the Pacific, where the aim of the research is to generate evidence that influences policy...

Working paper

31 Oct 2018
20

This paper looks at a number of recent factors which have affected universities. Some trends like the tremendous growth in participation in higher education worldwide and the equally rapid growth in investment in R&D indicate progress and reasons for optimism. Yet the context of higher...

Journal article

25 Oct 2018
11

In 2016, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) began offering postdoctoral fellowships in software curation. Four institutions hosted the initial cohort of software curation fellows. This article describes the work activities and research program of the cohort, highlighting the challenges and benefits of...

Journal article

4 Oct 2018
229

This paper discusses the use of identifiers in research evaluation—for individuals, their contributions, and the organizations that sponsor them and fund their work.

Discussion paper

19 Sep 2018
32

This consultation paper seeks sector feedback to a proposed an approach for higher education providers (HEPs) to record R&D income for the purposes of the Higher Education Research Data Collection returns.

Report

11 Sep 2018
154

The Social Science Research Council convened the To Secure Knowledge Task Force to examine the new research landscape and identify areas of action. In this, the council drew on its nine-decade history of convening and collaborating with scholars to facilitate conditions to produce world-class, independent...

Report

17 Aug 2018
119

This report, developed in conjunction with responsible organisations, documents the progress made in implementing the Research Training Implementation Plan actions to July 2018.

Guide

2 Aug 2018
534

This guide provides a set of principles to ensure research is safe, respectful, responsible, high quality and of benefit to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

Guide

A companion document to 'Ethical conduct in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities: guidelines for researchers and stakeholders'
2 Aug 2018
15

This guideline is intended primarily for use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research participants and communities, but will also be a useful resource for researchers and for others interested in understanding more about such research.

Guide

A guide for Australian researchers, NGOs and independent practitioners
30 Jun 2018
318

This is a practical resource to guide researchers, NGO staff and independent practitioners, who wish to publish research or findings that involve humans within Australia.

Working paper

30 May 2018
19

Bibliometric databases on publications and their citations offer the possibility to quantify the scale and impact of this key output of scientific research. But there are many decisions to be made about how to construct these bibliometric measures, and no global consensus on how best...

Video

17 May 2018
67

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) raises the standard required of researchers handling personal data. For researchers, it is still essential to be aware of and follow the best practices in their field or discipline. In addition, researchers now need to also identify the appropriate legal...

Journal article

16 May 2018
2

Greenhouse Studios (GS) is a scholarly communications research laboratory dedicated to using collaborative models and design principles in the creation of scholarly works.

Journal article

16 May 2018
42

The UK open access (OA) policy landscape simultaneously preferences Gold publishing models (Finch Report, RCUK, COAF) and Green OA through repository usage (HEFCE), creating the possibility of confusion and duplication of effort for academics and support staff. Alongside these policy developments, there has been an...

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