Accountability tools for research projects

I’m always grateful to the projects and people who tirelessly read and browse to structure the wild wild west of the internet for us and present the tools needed to one issue under a neat framework on one page. Check out One World Trust’s accountability tools for research projects. In their own words:

“Processes of innovation and research are fundamental to improvements in quality of life and to creating a better society. But to realise these benefits, the quality of research alone is not enough. Organisations engaged in policy-relevant research and innovation must continually take into account and balance the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders: from the intended research users, to their clients and donors, to the research community and the research participants. Responsiveness to all of these is crucial if they are to be legitimate and effective. In this, accountable processes are as important as high quality research products.
The database is designed to support researchers, campaigners and research managers to think through the way they use evidence to influence policy in an accountable way. The database takes into account that research organisations are increasingly diverse – they are no longer just universities, but private companies, public institutes and non-profit think-tanks. No single model can encompass this diversity.”

(Thanks Paolo Brunello for pointing this out to me)

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