Understanding the impact of science and security research

Description and Timescale: The ‘Science and Security: Research Impact and Co-Production of Knowledge’ (Research Integrator) project is sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC),ESRC logo the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) AHRC logoand Defence Science Technology Laboratory (DSTL) which is an agency of the UK Ministry of Defence. It will run between 2013 and 2015.

Project Summary: Enhanced knowledge transfer and DSTL logoexchange (KTE) between academia, governments and industry is now key to successful research impact and in providing partnerships that support intellectual insight and technological innovation. In this research integrator role we will work alongside a range of successfully funded science and security projects, and Dstl, and function as a facilitator – a critical friend in order to allow project teams, through their own impact plans and co-ordination with other research teams, to produce high quality and user-friendly research outputs and knowledge. We will use ‘Case Study Integrity Fora’ (CSIF) to facilitate connections between academic research and the users of research, supplemented with the use of specialist online software and series of supplementary stakeholder engagement meetings to form a new approach – the Research Impact Co-Production of Knowledge (RICK) Strategy.

 Lead Partners: The University of Warwick research integrator team comprises Stuart Croft, Jon Coaffee, George Christou, Osman Hassan, NickVaughan-Williams.

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