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Gibson, Chris; Stutchbury, Tamantha; Ikutegbe, Victoria; Michielin, Nicole – Research Evaluation, 2019
Challenge-led interdisciplinary research is a relatively new way of bringing together disciplinary expertise in response to complex societal and environmental problems. Common difficulties include how to define 'interdisciplinary research'; how to improve the participation and flourishing of early-career researchers; and how to manage projects…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Research, Cooperation, Researchers
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Budd, Julia M. – Research Evaluation, 2018
Evaluating cross-disciplinary collaboration has generally been undertaken using disciplinary standards. However, this practice is increasingly being found to be inadequate due to the often contradictory nature of the methods used. It has been suggested that methods that consider the unique integrative nature of these studies be employed. This…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Hansen, Thomas Trøst; Budtz Pedersen, David – Research Evaluation, 2018
Demands on publicly funded scientific research to yield academic and societal impact have been commonplace for some time. Research communities, university administrators, and policy-makers are looking to impact assessments and impact tool kits to better communicate the value of scholarly work, increase collaboration with nonacademic partners, and…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Cooperation, Guidelines, Science and Society
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Reale, Emanuela; Zinilli, Antonio – Research Evaluation, 2017
Evaluation for the allocation of project-funding schemes devoted to sustain academic research often undergoes changes of the rules for the ex-ante selection, which are supposed to improve the capability of peer review to select the best proposals. How modifications of the rules realize a more accountable evaluation result? Do the changes suggest…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Peer Evaluation, Financial Support, Research Proposals
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Ginexi, Elizabeth M.; Huang, Grace; Steketee, Michael; Tsakraklides, Sophia; MacAllum, Keith; Bromberg, Julie; Huffman, Amanda; Luke, Douglas A.; Leischow, Scott J.; Okamoto, Janet M.; Rogers, Todd – Research Evaluation, 2017
This article presents a case study of a scientist-practitioner research network established by the National Cancer Institute's State and Community Tobacco Control Research Initiative. While prior programs have focused on collaboration among scientists, a goal here was to encourage collaborations with non-university, practice-based partners. Two…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Scientists, Case Studies