The Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact of Science (OSIRIS) is an international research centre that brings together different disciplines relevant for understanding research impact. Our fundamental and rather original perspective is to look at the process of research impact primarily from the user side: How can we characterise the process through which research makes an impact in society?


OSIRIS is financed by the Research Council of Norway, and led by the TIK Centre for technology, innovation and culture.

OSIRIS Newsletter


Centre Director Magnus Gulbrandsen

Administrative Coordinator Ingrid Helene Johnsen


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    New OSIRIS blog: Directed technical change and the resource curse Nov. 18, 2022

    Many countries with abundant natural resources experience lower economic growth than countries with little or no natural resources. In the economics literature this is referred to as the "resource curse". One reason put forward is lack of technological progress. In a recent study, we have examined a related issue, that is, whether a resource curse may occur due to the wrong type of technological progress, write Greaker, Heggedal and Rosendahl.

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    New in Osiris: Knut Jørgen Vie Oct. 5, 2022

    Earlier this year, Osiris had the pleasure to welcome postodoctor Knut Jørgen Vie to the team.

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    First Osiris PhD thesis accepted for public defense Sep. 28, 2022

    Lars Wenaas is the first Osiris PhD candidate to submit his doctoral thesis. The thesis looks at the effects of open access. The public defense will take place at the University of Oslo on 11 November 2022.

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    About the PhD project: Frauke Rohden Sep. 16, 2022

    Frauke Rohden, PhD candidate at TIK and part of the OSIRIS team, is in the final stages of her PhD work. In her thesis she looks at the role of informal science-oriented online activities for the diffusion, understanding, and use of scientific knowledge. We decided to ask Frauke some questions about her project.