On November 8th, professor Barry Bozeman (Arizona State University) visited the OSIRIS consortium meeting and gave a keynote speech titled Public values criteria in science policy and evaluation: Challenges of moving from theory to application.
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On November 7-8, OSIRIS gathered for an intensive consortium workshop. Seven drafts for scientific papers were presented and reviewed, as well as several new ideas for upcoming papers and case studies.
OSIRIS researchers from Oslo and Manchester participated with a total of three papers in this year's ECPR conference in Wroclaw.
What does it take for research to be put into use? OSIRIS invited 32 practitioners from Norwegian public organizations to Blindern in April 2019 for an intro course in research policy and the impact of science.
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.
The phrase ‘further research is needed’ is often found in both research articles and in policymaking, where the quest for more ‘evidence’ has become a mantra. But is research really lacking, or can there be other forces behind policymakers’ request for more research?
Presentations from the seminar on R&D networks are now available online.
How do practitioners and policymakers in the public sector use research?
OSIRIS is happy to welcome two new team members: Postdoctoral fellow Silje M. Tellmann and researcher Gry C. Høiland
The OISRIS blog welcomes a new author: MA student Grischa Fraumann, who has written a thesis about altmetrics and research funding.
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.
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.