Pilot survey about use of research

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.


OSIRIS staff in Oslo and Manchester have developed a new survey-based instrument for measurement of research utilization. The instrument is based on existing research and available methods, as well as insights into the use of scientific knowledge in different parts of the public sector gained through numerous interviews.

We are now ready for the first proper test of the tool and six public organizations in Norway have accepted to be part of the pilot study that will run until July 2018.

OSIRIS is looking forward to seeing the first results and will publish a report of the pilot study in the fall of 2018.  

If you are interested in learning more about the pilot or being part of the full public sector study in 2019, please contact Professor Taran Thune (taranmt@tik.uio.no)

By Taran Thune, Magnus Gulbrandsen
Published May 3, 2018 6:13 PM - Last modified Feb. 25, 2019 1:38 PM