Impact on the agenda

How can we characterise the process through which research is put to use in industry, health and care, policymaking and other contexts? This is often called impact, a central buzzword in today's science policy.


  • ssbblogg New blog post: Can public policy spur innovations in environmental technologies? May 23, 2018

    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.

  • Pilot survey about use of research May 3, 2018

    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.

  • sivertsen-nifu New blog post: why no widespread adoption of the REF? Apr. 27, 2018

    The UK Research Excellence Framework, commonly known as the REF, is the most widely discussed approach to evaluating the quality and impact of research. But why is this approach not used outside of the UK? This timely question is analysed in a new blog post from Gunnar Sivertsen at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU): Why has no other European country adopted the Research Excellence Framework?