NITRO-Oceania (through the Informing research and funding policy working group) will provide comments on the recent discussion paper “Looking at the Future of Transdisciplinary Research” prepared by the International Science Council Centre for Science Futures – see https://futures.council.science/news/call-for-comments for both the call for comments and the link to the report. Comments are due by June […]
Actions taken by network members to build the network and to represent, promote and support interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity.
May 2023: NITRO-Oceania Executive video-conference report
At the May 29 video-conference, the NITRO-Oceania Executive: * Reviewed actions taken and planned * Reviewed the pros and cons of NITRO-Oceania becoming a company limited by guarantee * Noted that the Informing Research and Funding Policy working group submission to the Australian Universities Accord is now publicly available on the Australian Government Department of […]
May 2023: Reaction to ARC review report
The report of the Review of the Australian Research Council (ARC) has been released and is available at: https://www.education.gov.au/higher-education-reviews-and-consultations/resources/trusting-australias-ability-review-australian-research-council-act-2001. Given that the review was focused on the legislative underpinning of the ARC, it is not surprising that interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research are not mentioned. Regrettably only one of the 14 case studies presented (Case study […]
April 2023: NITRO-Oceania Executive video-conference report
At the April 19 video-conference, the NITRO-Oceania Executive: * Reviewed actions taken and planned * Agreed to discuss the operational model for NITRO-Oceania and opportunities for recurrent funding at the next meeting, based on a discussion paper being prepared by Iain Gordon * Congratulated the Informing Research and Funding Policy working group on submissions to […]
April 2023: Second submission made to Australian Universities Accord
NITRO-Oceania made a submission on April 11, 2023 in response to the discussion paper released by the Australian Universities Accord; see https://nitro-oceania.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/NITRO_response_australian-universities-accord-panel-discussion-paper.pdf (PDF 216KB) Information about the review can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/australian-universities-accord and the discussion paper is available at https://www.education.gov.au/australian-universities-accord/resources/australian-universities-accord-panel-discussion-paper. More information is also available about the activities of the Informing research and funding […]
April 2023: NITRO-Oceania Strategic Plan 2023-2025
A major task undertaken by the Executive and membership last year, led by Iain Gordon and Ken Taylor, was to develop a strategic plan. It is available at https://nitro-oceania.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/NITRO_strategic-plan_2023-2025.pdf
March 2023: Submission made to National Science Priorities
NITRO-Oceania made a submission to “Refreshing Australia’s National Science and Research Priorities and National Science Statement” on March 23, 2023; see https://nitro-oceania.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/NITRO_submission_australia-science-and-research-priorities_2023.pdf Information about the review can be found at https://consult.industry.gov.au/sciencepriorities1 More information is also available about the activities of the Informing research and funding policy working group.
March 2023: New working group on Informing Research and Funding Policy
A new working group has been established: “Informing research and funding policy working group.” The purpose is to: – respond to enquiries into research and funding policy in the Oceania region. – be proactive in preparing for the next review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (date unknown) to build a strong […]
February 2023: NITRO-Oceania Executive video-conference report
At the February 27 video-conference, the NITRO-Oceania Executive: * Discussed the potential support for the Executive * Agreed to have the Strategic Plan uploaded onto the website * Proposed the establishment of a working group on “Informing Research and Funding Policy.” Involvement of members in the working group welcome. * Highlighted several opportunities for events […]
February 2023: Follow-up to ARC review submission
Gabriele Bammer, on behalf of NITRO-Oceania, was invited to a follow-up consultation with the Australian Research Council review panel on February 24, 2023. Those invited had raised issues in their submissions that the review panel felt warranted further consideration. (Read the NITRO-Oceania submission.) The online consultation was chaired by panel member, Professor Mark Hutchinson (Director, […]
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