November 2020: NITRO-Oceania Executive video-conference

The November 6 NITRO-Oceania Executive video-conference was the last meeting of the original Executive. It covered: input from members about: the new Executive, activities for 2021 and the funded interim secretariat progress made by the Impact Narratives Working Group on the next workshop implementing the changes to the categories of membership agreed to at the […]

November 2020: Blog post on organisational leadership

Members may be interested in the following blog post written by Global Leaders of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research Organisations, which includes four NITRO-Oceania members: Effectively leading interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research organisations For more information about the global leaders network see:

November 2020: Evaluating Transdisciplinary Approaches report available

In June 2019 Gabriele Bammer represented NITRO-Oceania at a Belmont Forum workshop on measures of transdisciplinary engagement ( The report of that workshop titled “Evaluating Transdisciplinary Approaches” is now available online at

July 2020: NITRO-Oceania Executive video-conference

The July 24 NITRO-Oceania Executive video-conference covered: planning for the business meeting on August 24 reconvening the working group to start planning the next workshop in the series: Greater impact through inter- and transdisciplinary research and education: building skills, value and the case for this new way of working. update on SRI2021 update on impact […]

July 2020: Invited talk August 24 on funding ID and TD research

Professor Klement Tockner, President of the Austrian Science Fund, will talk about how he implemented his vision to fund interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Two annual rounds of funding for interdisciplinary research have been completed and a first round of funding for transdisciplinary research is now in progress. The talk will be part of the NITRO-Oceania […]

July 2020: Outcome of NITRO-Oceania submissions to Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) Review 2019

In May 2019, NITRO-Oceania made a submission to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification Review 2019 arguing for inclusion of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research ( In February 2020, we expressed our disappointment in the draft conclusions of the review ( The final report was released in late June 2020 and while the review […]

July 2020: Business meeting August 24, Save the date!

The annual business meeting will be held on Monday August 24 at: 11am-12.30pm Australian west coast 1-2.30pm Australian east coast, PNG 2-3.30pm Solomon Islands 3-4.30pm NZ and Fiji. The agenda will cover: Welcome and introductions Update on working groups and activities Future plans and funding proposal for interim secretariat Nominations for Executive Additions to working […]

June 2020: NITRO-Oceania Executive video-conference

The June 30 NITRO-Oceania Executive video-conference covered: debriefing after the successful June 17 workshop planning for the August 24 business meeting discussion of two proposed new membership categories – “aspiring leaders” and one for people who have stepped down from formal leadership positions update on successful networking through the virtual coffee chats formalising the co-option […]