In brief: two ideas for everyone interested in reshaping the research system

4 Feb 2022 09:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

We've been developing two big ideas the research community can use to convert our challenges into a viable path for transformational change.

The first is a workable and justifiable proposal for base funding. The second encourages everyone to share ideas, data, and analysis in an open access repository. Our brief provides the first example.

Lead Brief: Addressing Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways to Deliver Transformation

Troy Baisden, Lucy Stewart, Craig Stevens, Priscilla Wehi, Fiona McDonald, and NZAS Council

The New Zealand Government has announced the Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways consultation, based on a Green Paper outlining concerns about the state of the nation’s research funding, institutions and workforce. This working brief spearheads analysis by Te Pūnaha Matatini Centre of Research Excellence and the New Zealand Association of Scientists, combining efforts to examine the consultation themes, public consultation sessions, and possible frameworks for transformational change. We recommend a base funding system to support people as the foundational step to address all consultation themes, and sharing of briefs to support a wide range of stakeholders to develop a more trusted, open and effective model for public good research support as a common resource. 

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