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  • 8-December-2017

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    Co-ordination and support of international research data networks

    This report explores the challenges and enablers for the effective functioning of international research data networks. It analyses the diversity and complexity of these networks, and issues such as governance and funding in 32 cases. It includes a set of policy recommendations as a basis for building the shared understanding that is necessary to develop effective and sustainable international research data networks.

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  • 8-December-2017

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    Open research agenda setting

    This report analyses seven initiatives to engage citizens in the co-design of research agendas. Although cases varied considerably in their focus, geographic scale and overall aims and methodology, a number of consistent messages came through. The report includes 10 key observations or lessons learned to help guide policy makers, research funders and researchers interested in citizen engagement in science.

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  • 8-December-2017

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    Digital platforms for facilitating access to research infrastructures

    This report analyses 8 case studies of digital platforms that collate information and provide services to promote broader access to, and more effective use of, research infrastructures. Despite considerable variety among the cases, a number of key issues are identified that can help guide policymakers, funders, institutions and managers interested in developing or contributing to such platforms.

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  • 8-December-2017

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    Strengthening the effectiveness and sustainability of international research infrastructures

    This report identifies the challenges faced by research infrastructure funders, managers and operators all along the various phases of the research infrastructures life cycle, presents practical solutions that have been found to be applicable in certain cases, and proposes a series of policy recommendations which could be implemented to increase their effectiveness and sustainability.

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  • 6-December-2017

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    Business models for sustainable research data repositories

    This report explores the income streams, costs, value propositions, and business models for 48 research data repositories. It includes a set of recommendations designed to provide a framework for developing sustainable business models and to assist policy makers and funders in supporting repositories with a balance of policy regulation and incentives.

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  • 30-November-2017

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    Neurotechnology and society: Strengthening responsible innovation in brain science

    This report identifies, and seeks to address, key challenges for the responsible development of neurotechnology. In particular, it analyses frameworks and mechanisms for integrating social concerns in the early development of technology, and discusses best practices for research funders across the public and private sector.

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  • 21-November-2017

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    ANBERD (Analytical Business Enterprise Research and Development) database

    Data set on R&D expenditure by industry which addresses the problems of international comparability and breaks in the time series of the official business enterprise R&D data.

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  • 17-November-2017

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    What role for social sciences in innovation? Re-assessing how scientific disciplines contribute to different industries

    Commonly used data and methodologies offer only partial perspectives on science-industry linkages. This policy paper offers new insights to better capture the contributions of social scientists and the complex disciplinary needs of the digital economy.

  • 9-November-2017

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    Key nanotechnology indicators

    Indicators include nanotech firms, nanotech R&D, public sector R&D expenditure and nanotechnology patents.

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  • 9-November-2017

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    Key biotechnology indicators

    Statistics on biotechnology firms, biotechnology R&D (including public sector expenditures), biotech applications and patents.

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