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.
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.
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.