Science Strategy ≠ Research Agenda• Science Strategy = how best to obtain and use scientific information.• Perhaps effects a long-term change in corporate culture and institutional re-alignments.• Research Agenda = what scientific information to obtain.• Perhaps effects a short-term shift in operational priorities and direction.
Why a Research Agenda? A Sampling• “to coordinate research effort”• “to harness research effort to most effectively improve…”• “to provide a framework for future investments in research”• “to better align with granting opportunities”• “to enable and guide research by external organizations”• “to direct collaborative research ventures” Articulate, Coordinate, Enable
Comparisons Among Agendas• Department of Fisheries and Oceans (2007-2012)• American Dental Association (2012-2013)• World Health Organization (various, no date)• European Forest-based Sector (2014-2020)
Comparisons Among Agendas Similarities Differences• STRATEGIC • Scope / Thematic• Outcome-oriented • Audience• Short-term (2 to 6 years) • Length (2 to >50 pages)• Drafted by experts • Prioritized• Mission statement • Research and action• Identification of drivers plans to follow• Identify 3-5 primary goals & objectives• High-level• Disclaimers
YG Research AgendaThe research agenda will attempt to:•Outline over-arching and cross-cutting corporate priorities;•Harmonize operational andgovernment information needs;•Balance emerging and ongoingresearch goals; and•Balance territorial and national orinternational research interests.
YG Research Agenda: Goals• Identify key corporate research priorities, including gaps;• Direct, enhance, align and foster research in these key priorities; and• Inform external research and funding agencies of key YG research priorities.
Yukon Research Agenda: Themes Economy Environment Quality of Life Governance
YG Research Agenda: Outcomes• Identify over-arching and cross-cutting priorities;• Better alignment of research activities across government and with corporate priorities.• Balance emerging and ongoing research goals; and• Balance territorial and national or international research interests.
A Good Model YG Decision- Makers YG Science Practitioners
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