ARC request feedback on how Universities are translating their research into economic, social and other benefits

The Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Department of Education and Training set to develop and implement this a national engagement and impact assessment examining research translation.

In December 2015 as part of its National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) the Government announced the development of a national engagement and impact assessment which will examine how universities are translating their research into economic, social and other benefits and incentivise greater collaboration between universities, industry and other end-users of research.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Department of Education and Training will develop and implement this assessment. It will run as a companion to Australia’s national evaluation of university research quality—Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

As part of the development of the assessment, ARC are conducting a consultation. The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of stakeholders on the framework for developing the national assessment of the engagement and impact of university research. It provides an overview of the Government’s policy rationale, parameters, and key issues regarding university research engagement and impact.

The consultation paper is available at http://www.arc.gov.au/nisa. Please provide your feedback by email to the ARC at ARC-EI_consultation@arc.gov.au with a copy to info@mtpconnect.org.au by 24 June 2016.