OSIRIS receives funding for the remaining three years
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.
The OSIRIS centre was established in 2016. The main aim of the centre is to provide an understanding of how the results and effects of research arise and are channelled, and through this contribute to a better knowledge base for research and innovation policy. OSIRIS receives funding from the Research Council of Norway for up to eight years, subject to a positive evaluation after the first five years.
The Evaluation Committee points out that the issues that the OSIRIS Centre is working on are central to further development of research and innovation policy. They also emphasise that the long time horizon of the centre is essential for building the necessary expertise and carrying out the projects that are planned. Furthermore they highlight that the centre has a strong consortium of partners and that it has been able to attract relevant expertise.
At the same time, the Committee points out that it has taken some time for the centre to be fully operational, and that it is important to prioritise cooperation with users and stakeholders in the policy area in the final phase of the centre period.
Read the full evaluation report here.