Catalysing the translation of research into trustworthy policy and innovation
Achieving positive impacts of research on society and the environment requires research integrity. Principles of research integrity have been captured in many ways and, despite the fact that there is general agreement about them, it is not clear how these apply to the task of research translation. Previous work completed at the 6th WCRI focused on this challenge and revealed additional considerations that warrant exploration, such as: Do current approaches, aimed largely at producing primary research that is trustworthy, also ensure that the translation and implementation of research findings are trustworthy? What are the perspectives and roles of policy-makers and industry for trust in research and innovation processes? We want to open up a discussion between researchers from all academic disciplines, research integrity practitioners, decision-makers in SMEs and industry, and policy-makers that will highlight research integrity as an enabler of trustworthy policy and innovation. Starting from the assumption that societies are more directly affected by policy and technology, than by research per se, we will strive to extent the positive influence of research conducted with integrity to policy-making and innovation, i.e. Innovation Integrity.
Daniel Barr, Principal Research Integrity Advisor, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
Daniel Barr, Principal Research Integrity Advisor, RMIT University, Australia.
Panagiotis Kavouras, Senior Researcher, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
Eleni Spyrakou, Senior Researcher, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
David Blades, Research Integrity & Governance Senior Coordinator at RMIT University, Australia.
Anne-Laure Mention, Professor, Director of the Global Business Innovation Enabling Impact Platform, RMIT University, Australia.
Xinghuo Yu, Professor, School of Engineering, RMIT University.
Costas Charitidis, Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens.
Zoë Hammatt, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, USA.
Maura Hiney, Adjunct Professor, UCD Institute for Discovery.