On September 1st, 11 Oslo-based OSIRIS researchers gathered in Fredrikstad for the first physical workshop in almost 1,5 years.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, there has been a great deal of activity in OSIRIS during the past year.
In June 2021, OSIRIS co-organised the annual Eu-SPRI conference. The digital format attracted a record number of more than 400 participants for the three-day online event.
OSIRIS researcher Gry Høiland is studying how research is used in the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV).
The Eu-SPRI 2021 conference invites participants to a more critical and reflexive discussion of the linkage between science and innovation.
OSIRIS is happy to offer a three-year postdoctoral position to carry out longitudinal case studies of how research gets used.
We are happy to announce that the Research Council of Norway (RCN) has decided to fund the OSIRIS Centre for the last period of the centre. An international panel of experts has evaluated the centre and recommended that it continues. This recommendation was adopted by the RCN's board of directors in February this year.
From the 9th to 11th of December 2020, the OSIRIS team participated at the Workshop on Medical Innovation (WOMI), which was organised by Maynooth University School of Business and Gothenburg Center for Knowledge-intensive Innovative Ecosystems.
In their new blog post, OSIRIS researchers Magnus Gulbrandsen, Erlend Simensen and Taran Thune present a large survey among users of research in public agencies.
OSIRIS is happy to welcome a new member of the research team: PhD candidate Kristin Oxley!
How can science have an impact on policy-making? In OSIRIS, we analyse the processes and conditions of research users to understand impact. Papers about the impact of science on policy-making often describe interactions between scientists and individual policymakers. While these are certainly important, the new OSIRIS discussion paper draws attention to the role of conditions in policy organisations.
OSIRIS researchers at Statistics Norway have published an article analyzing the impact of all major sources of direct and indirect R&D subsidies to industries in Norway during the period 2002-2013.
More R&D spending in Norway leads to higher productivity as firms improve their capacity to learn from other domestic firms as well as from firms in other countries. As a result, GDP, real wages and consumption will increase in the long run.
Spring 2020 has been different in OSIRIS, as everywhere else. But through digital spaces the team has in many respects been closer than ever before, and we had a successful consortium workshop 8-9 June.
OSIRIS is fundamentally about understanding the process through which research makes some kind of difference in society. These strange and dramatic times highlight why we need such knowledge. In our most recent blog post, we reflect upon how our work touches on the current coronavirus situation.
The blog post can be found here.
Most likely yes, but removing barriers is not the same as opening the floodgates, says OSIRIS ph.d candidate Lars Wenaas.
On November 8th, professor Barry Bozeman (Arizona State University) visited the OSIRIS consortium meeting and gave a keynote speech titled Public values criteria in science policy and evaluation: Challenges of moving from theory to application.
On November 7th, Mireille Matt visited OSIRIS and gave a talk on real-time impact assessment.
On November 7-8, OSIRIS gathered for an intensive consortium workshop. Seven drafts for scientific papers were presented and reviewed, as well as several new ideas for upcoming papers and case studies.
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.