How games can help us to understand how people make decisions and support policy development that takes better account of field realities

Games are increasingly used in research and development projects, often bringing elements of play into real life in order to deliver insights into decision-making processes. Claude Garcia describes how real life can be taken into the world of games, facilitating players to take better decisions by themselves, and how doing so can support policy development, helping to draft policy that […]

A Tale of Two Agendas – or why we need to think differently about impact of research in international development

In addition to the established impact agenda, those doing research for development now also have to contend with the ODA research agenda, primarily aimed at generating impact in developing countries. But as Valeria Izzi observes, while there are clear similarities between the two, so far remarkably little reflection has gone into how they fit together and interplay. There is a […]

Open Science Beers Vancouver: Dec 2018

In Vancouver and love #OpenScience? Come meet up! Next #OpenScienceBeersYVR is coming up: Thursday December 13th at 6pm in Gastown: localgastown.com . Come hang out with #Scholcommlab, @Impactstory (meet our new team member!) and others! #OA #opendata “The Local” 3 Alexander Street, Gastown. localgastown.com 6pm See you there! 🙂

The A to Z of writing an impact case study

With submission to REF 2021 now less than two years away, university staff and academics are stepping up work to present their best examples of research impact in the form of compelling impact case studies. In thinking about how to approach writing these documents, Sally Brown has compiled this useful A to Z; from understanding your impact aim, all the […]

Born to Be 3D: Born-Digital Data Stewardship

Today’s guest post is from Jesse Johnston and Jon Sweitzer-Lamme. Jesse is a Senior Digital Collections Specialist for the Library of Congress’s Digital Content Management Section. He also holds a position as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland iSchool where he teaches graduate seminars and professional development courses in digital curation and content […]