How can we characterise the process through which research makes an impact in society? Which preconditions are required for research to be put into use in industry, health and care, policymaking and other contexts? These are the central questions in the Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact of Science (OSIRIS), funded by the Forinnpol programme in the Research Council of Norway. A detailed description of the research activities can be found here.

Organisation and partners

OSIRIS is hosted and led by TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo, and has three national and international scientific partners, as well as several user partners. For more about the user partners see this page. In addition the centre also has an advisory board, a multidisciplinary mix of scientific and policy/user experts that can give advice to and become engaged in the centre’s conceptual and empirical activities. The following table lists the formal scientific partners and their main contacts.

TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture

University of Oslo

OSIRIS Director, and head of Research team:

Magnus Gulbrandsen

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Polytechnic University of Valencia

Head of Research team:

Jordi Molas Gallart



Statistics Norway

Head of Research team:

Arvid Raknerud

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

The University of Manchester

Head of Research team:

Jakob Edler



Participating researchers

For a full list of participating researchers, visit The OSIRIS Team.

Sister centres


OSIRIS has a sister centre called R-QUEST, hosted by NIFU. This centre is dedicated to state-of-the art studies of quality in research. The relationship between quality and impact is an important question at the intersection of the two centres, and we have regular meetings to coordinate activities and plan future events such as policy meetings and scientific conferences.


INTRANSIT is the third centre financed by the FORINNPOL initiative, and it is hosted at the TIK centre alongside OSIRIS. INTRANSIT started up in 2019, and has the following overall mission: To understand how industrial transformation towards a more sustainable and smarter Norwegian economy can be fostered.

By Magnus Gulbrandsen
Published Oct. 20, 2016 1:56 PM - Last modified May 14, 2020 9:42 AM