The overall purpose of Funders Forum is to have open and enriching discussions among high-level research funders regarding the knowledge on the practice of research (referred to as ‘Research on Research’). This area has been an evolving discipline in recent years, which draws on a range of interdisciplinary methods to understand and improve how research is funded, practiced and evaluated. Research on Research takes an evidence-led approach that seeks to maximise the efficiency, effectiveness, fairness and impact of research.
The potential insights that can be gained through such ‘meta-research’ approaches can help funders to promote increased transparency in funding practices, optimise resource allocation, inform best practice, set science and research policy, and maximise the impact of investments in research.
Presentations from the forum can be found below:
Keynote greetings by Dr. Chonnettia Jones, Vice President, Research,
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Presentations from Session 1
Daniel Goroff Vice President and Program Director, Sloan Foundation.
Anne-Maree Dowd Executive Manager, Performance & Evaluation, CSIRO.
Sarah Parks Evaluation Lead, UK Research and Innovation, UKRI.
Presentations from session 2
Adam B Jaffe Fred C Hecht Professor in Economics Emeritus, Brandeis University, Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Senior Research Fellow, Motu Research.
Christian Edelvold Berg Senior Analyst, Ph.d., The Danish Foundation Knowledge Center
Juste StumbryteData Manager, Impact, Novo Nordisk Foundation
Rasmus Vendelbo Lund Jensen Senior Impact Partner, Novo Nordisk Foundation.
Presentation from session 3
Keynote speaker Paula Stephan
Paula Stephan Professor of economics, Georgia State University. Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research.
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