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Published Feb. 7, 2019 4:26 PM

 In January, the OSIRIS team gathered for a case study workshop. A total of 18 cases in different stages of maturity were discussed.

Published Feb. 1, 2019 4:32 PM

In OSIRIS’ first newsletter in 2019, we look back on the past year’s conceptual and empirical work.

Published Dec. 11, 2018 1:57 PM

Presentations from the seminar on R&D networks are now available online.

Published Dec. 5, 2018 12:49 PM

How do practitioners and policymakers in the public sector use research?

Published Nov. 22, 2018 9:50 AM

OSIRIS is happy to announce two new members of the research team: Postdoctoral fellow Trust Saidi (TIK) and Ph.D candidate Derry Keohane (MIoIR).

Published Nov. 20, 2018 1:24 PM

On November 5-6th in Vienna, OSIRIS researchers Kate Barker and Maria Karaulova presented their paper on the user dimension of scientific impact.

Published Nov. 8, 2018 8:51 AM

Presentations of the ongoing OSIRIS case studies and other empirical work are now available online.

Published Oct. 19, 2018 4:21 PM

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.

Published Oct. 19, 2018 3:38 PM

OSIRIS is happy to welcome two new team members: Postdoctoral fellow Silje M. Tellmann and researcher Gry C. Høiland

Published Oct. 17, 2018 3:10 PM

On September 10-11th, the OSIRIS consortium gathered in Valencia to discuss preliminary results and progress, and welcome new team members.

Published Oct. 12, 2018 3:09 PM

Students, researchers and practicioners from all over Europe contributed to a successful EU-SPRI Summer School on the science system in the 21st century.

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Published Sep. 17, 2018 8:26 AM

Public R&D funding schemes are costly. In their new blog post, OSIRIS researchers at Statistics Norway show how such schemes affect norwegian firms.

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Published July 3, 2018 2:40 PM

The OISRIS blog welcomes a new author: MA student Grischa Fraumann, who has written a thesis about altmetrics and research funding.

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Published June 7, 2018 2:46 PM

This week, several OSIRIS team members are attending EU-SPRI 2018: Governance and relevance: Towards a new generation of research and innovation policies.

Published May 23, 2018 12:34 PM

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.

Published May 3, 2018 6:13 PM

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.

Published Apr. 27, 2018 3:55 PM

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?

Published Apr. 5, 2018 1:45 PM

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.

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Published Mar. 15, 2018 1:54 PM

We are pleased to announce OSIRIS’ first newsletter. Here you will find some of the highlights of 2017. It sums up an active 2017 - with focus on conceptual and methodological work.

Published Mar. 6, 2018 2:50 PM

In mid-December 2017 the OSIRIS team co-hosted and participated at the Workshop on Medical Innovation at the University of Iceland.

Published Dec. 11, 2017 11:08 PM

In the last week of November OSIRIS organised a successful PhD course called "Science, innovation and impact". 

Published Oct. 26, 2017 2:03 PM

The OSIRIS blog is happy to post a new blog post. This time from Isamel Ràfols, on measuring societal impact.

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Published Oct. 17, 2017 8:33 AM

Wednesday 11th of October OSIRIS-members organized a session on new directions in impact measurements at the Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy.

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Published Oct. 11, 2017 1:15 PM

The OSIRIS blog is now launched. Here we write shorter dissemination and opinion pieces about impact of research based on our activities within OSIRIS. The first blog post is from Richard Woolley and Nicolas Robinson-Garcia. They go behind the evaluation results from the UK to discuss what the weak but positive correlation between excellence and impact means.

Published Oct. 11, 2017 9:44 AM

What are the experiences with impact case studies? We invite you to a seminar to discuss impact cases in research evaluations at NIFU November 1st, 14.00-17.00