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Our newest blog post describes how the OSIRIS team has tested a new method for mapping the use of research by practitioners and policymakers in the public sector.
OSIRIS is happy to announce two new members of the research team: Postdoctoral fellow Trust Saidi (TIK) and Ph.D candidate Derry Keohane (MIoIR).
On November 5-6th in Vienna, OSIRIS researchers Kate Barker and Maria Karaulova presented their paper on the user dimension of scientific impact.
Presentations of the ongoing OSIRIS case studies and other empirical work are now available online.
Researcher Gry Cecilie Høiland will defend her thesis «Frontline policy implementation in public organizations. A sociological analysis of the ‘how and why’ of implementation gaps» on November 1st.
OSIRIS is happy to welcome two new team members: Postdoctoral fellow Silje M. Tellmann and researcher Gry C. Høiland
On September 10-11th, the OSIRIS consortium gathered in Valencia to discuss preliminary results and progress, and welcome new team members.
Students, researchers and practicioners from all over Europe contributed to a successful EU-SPRI Summer School on the science system in the 21st century.
Public R&D funding schemes are costly. In their new blog post, OSIRIS researchers at Statistics Norway show how such schemes affect norwegian firms.
OSIRIS researchers at Statistics Norway have published a discussion paper analyzing the impact of all major sources of direct and indirect R&D subsidies to industries in Norway during the period 2002-2013.
The OISRIS blog welcomes a new author: MA student Grischa Fraumann, who has written a thesis about altmetrics and research funding.
This week, several OSIRIS team members are attending EU-SPRI 2018: Governance and relevance: Towards a new generation of research and innovation policies.
OSIRIS researchers at INGENIO have published a special section dedicated to researchers’ efforts to balance the production of scientific knowledge with the generation of societal impacts in the journal Science and Public Policy (OUP).
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.
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?
What are the basic methods and challenges when measuring societal impact of research? This fundamental topic is treated in a thorough blog post published today.
We are pleased to announce OSIRIS’ first newsletter. Here you will find some of the highlights of 2017. It sums up an active 2017 - with focus on conceptual and methodological work.
In mid-December 2017 the OSIRIS team co-hosted and participated at the Workshop on Medical Innovation at the University of Iceland.
In the last week of November OSIRIS organised a successful PhD course called "Science, innovation and impact".
The OSIRIS blog is happy to post a new blog post. This time from Isamel Ràfols, on measuring societal impact.
Wednesday 11th of October OSIRIS-members organized a session on new directions in impact measurements at the Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy.
The OSIRIS blog is now launched. Here we write shorter dissemination and opinion pieces about impact of research based on our activities within OSIRIS. The first blog post is from Richard Woolley and Nicolas Robinson-Garcia. They go behind the evaluation results from the UK to discuss what the weak but positive correlation between excellence and impact means.