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


  • New OSIRIS blog: Impact perspectives: six ways of understanding covid-19 vaccine development June 29, 2022

    How does science make its way from academic research into society? There is agreement that the connection between science and society is not a linear or simple process. This blog post presents six perspectives on the complexity, long timespans and many different actors involved in scientific impact processes.

  • Image may contain: Rectangle, Font, Circle, Electric blue, Logo. Osiris at the Eu-SPRI conference 2022 June 29, 2022

    From June 1-3 2022, the Osiris team attended the yearly Eu-SPRI conference. This year’s theme was “Challenging Science and Innovation Policy” and the aim was to explore future directions for studies of Policies for Research and Innovation with a special emphasis on the topics of Digitization, Open Science and Futuring.

  • valencia-2022 Osiris consortium meeting in Valencia June 21, 2022

    After more than two years of zoom meetings, the Osiris consortium finally met physically again for a two-day meeting in Valencia, Spain. The meeting was hosted by Osiris partner INGENIO and took place at their offices at Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación.

  • Image may contain: Glasses, Smile, Skin, Vision care, Outerwear. New in Osiris: Mayra Morales Tirado and Gemma Derrick Feb. 4, 2022

    Osiris is happy to welcome two new members to the team: Mayra Morales Tirado from University of Manchester and Gemma Derrick from University of Bristol.