James Wilsdon FAcSS to lead new RoRi Initiative

2 October 2019

The Academy of Social Science and its Campaign is delighted to congratulate our Fellow Professor James Wilsdon on his new role as the director of the new Research on Research Institute (RoRI). RoRI is a new partnership between Wellcome Trust, the universities of Sheffield and Leiden, and the technology firm Digital Science, which aims to undertake transformative and translational research on research systems, cultures and decision-making.

The project’s initial work will be organised under three main themes relating to research “decisions”, “careers” and “culture”, and will likely tackle a range of pressing topics affecting universities, individual scholars and the wider research system, including how research is funded, open access and the use of metrics.

Rori’s work will include a rolling programme of research seminars as well as regular reports, working papers and “high-quality rigorous peer-reviewed research”, with all findings and data made openly available.

Find out more abour RoRI’s work here: http://researchonresearch.org/about

Read about RoRI in the THE here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/research-research-project-aims-tomend-broken-system