Survey: Use of Research in Norwegian Public Sector
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.
This survey targets employees who - at least once over the past year - have accessed research-based knowledge as a part of their work. The goal of the survey is to explore how employees in the aforementioned public organisations use research as a knowledge base for policymaking.
The survey is a part of OSIRIS' work to study the impact of research on society, seen from the perspective of the potential users. One of the areas under scutiny is policymaking, and how knowledge is spread and used among practitioners and policymakers. What makes knowledge relevant from a policymaker perspective, is also adressed by this survey.
Resulting insights and publications will be made available as soon as possible on the OSIRIS webpage, both in the form of scientific publications and popular science articles/blog posts.
For a preview, read our post about the preliminary results of the 2018 pilot survey: Exploring the use of research in policy making: insights from the literature and a pilot survey.