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OSIRIS researchers from Oslo and Manchester participated with a total of three papers in this year's ECPR conference in Wroclaw.
In autumn 2019, OSIRIS will organize a workshop with Norwegian firms on measuring industrial R&D.
What does it take for research to be put into use? OSIRIS invited 32 practitioners from Norwegian public organizations to Blindern in April 2019 for an intro course in research policy and the impact of science.
In Mid-May, employees in all Norwegian Ministries, some Directorates and other public organisations recived an invitation to participate in an OSIRIS survey on use of research in public organisations.
The phrase ‘further research is needed’ is often found in both research articles and in policymaking, where the quest for more ‘evidence’ has become a mantra. But is research really lacking, or can there be other forces behind policymakers’ request for more research?
OSIRIS is happy to announce two new members of the research team: Phd.d candidates Frauke Rohden and Joar Kvamsås.
In January, the OSIRIS team gathered for a case study workshop. A total of 18 cases in different stages of maturity were discussed.
In OSIRIS’ first newsletter in 2019, we look back on the past year’s conceptual and empirical work.
Presentations from the seminar on R&D networks are now available online.
How do practitioners and policymakers in the public sector use research?
OSIRIS is happy to announce two new members of the research team: Postdoctoral fellow Trust Saidi (TIK) and Ph.D candidate Derry Keohane (MIoIR).
On November 5-6th in Vienna, OSIRIS researchers Kate Barker and Maria Karaulova presented their paper on the user dimension of scientific impact.
Presentations of the ongoing OSIRIS case studies and other empirical work are now available online.
Researcher Gry Cecilie Høiland will defend her thesis «Frontline policy implementation in public organizations. A sociological analysis of the ‘how and why’ of implementation gaps» on November 1st.
OSIRIS is happy to welcome two new team members: Postdoctoral fellow Silje M. Tellmann and researcher Gry C. Høiland
On September 10-11th, the OSIRIS consortium gathered in Valencia to discuss preliminary results and progress, and welcome new team members.
Students, researchers and practicioners from all over Europe contributed to a successful EU-SPRI Summer School on the science system in the 21st century.
Public R&D funding schemes are costly. In their new blog post, OSIRIS researchers at Statistics Norway show how such schemes affect norwegian firms.
The OISRIS blog welcomes a new author: MA student Grischa Fraumann, who has written a thesis about altmetrics and research funding.
This week, several OSIRIS team members are attending EU-SPRI 2018: Governance and relevance: Towards a new generation of research and innovation policies.
In our newest blog post, "Can direct regulations spur innovations in environmental technologies?", Arvid Raknerud, Marit E.Klemetsen and Brita Bye address this timely question and find that such public policies indeed encourage innovation in environmentally friendly technologies. Read the full text here.
In May 2018, OSIRIS starts a pilot study of how policy makers and practitioners in public sector organizations use scientific knowledge. Our goal is to gain new insights into how scientific knowledge is used in public organizations, and into the different conditions that influence the use of knowledge in policymaking and practice.
The UK Research Excellence Framework, commonly known as the REF, is the most widely discussed approach to evaluating the quality and impact of research. But why is this approach not used outside of the UK? This timely question is analysed in a new blog post from Gunnar Sivertsen at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU): Why has no other European country adopted the Research Excellence Framework?
What are the basic methods and challenges when measuring societal impact of research? This fundamental topic is treated in a thorough blog post published today.