Policy@RMIT (P@R) aims to study and enable collaborations between researchers and policy practitioners in co-producing research that supports evidence-informed policy in addressing major policy and societal issues.
It is working to do this through four streams of work:
Policy@RMIT is using a co-design, co-productive approach, where it is experimenting with different methods of helping DELWP identify research questions, and methods of connecting researchers and policymakers. This has included multi-sector workshops, topic-focused workshops, development of research briefs and literature reviews. It has also developed several Discussion Papers on topics relevant to the challenge of better enabling research to contribute to public policy, including Institutional Arrangements and ‘measuring’ the contributions of research to public policy. This ongoing working relationship with DELWP has supported much of RMIT’s climate change work and will be further explored via The Climate Change Exchange.