Publish or perish is one of the key tenants of scientific research.  In deed, active debate of scientific results and theory through journal publications, conferences and professional associations has advanced our understanding of the natural and physical world far beyond that which would have been possible through the work of individuals working in isolation. As competition for government research investment is reduced academic researchers are increasingly entering into the commercial research sector to fund their research interests, fundamental changes to scholarly communication in the sciences are occurring.

Today’s scientists are bound like never before to confidentiality agreements and the desire of organizations to produce results or products that enable their commercial partners to gain an edge in the competitive world of business. 

This paper will focus on the change that had occurred in science communication over the past ten years within the framework of the Australian Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) program and includes some wider implications for the discipline of science and future directions for science communication.

Proposed Theme Perhaps international networking (I believe there are other papers from Australia on CRCs…..)
 


 

 

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Changing Research Communication
What happens when industry enters the equation?

K.L. O’Mara   Murdoch University

S. M. Thurgate   Murdoch University

R. Schibeci   Murdoch University

Publish or perish is one of the key tenants of scientific research.  In deed, active debate of scientific results and theory through journal publications, conferences and professional associations has advanced our understanding of the natural and physical world far beyond that which would have been possible through the work of individuals working in isolation. As competition for government research investment is reduced academic researchers are increasingly entering into the commercial research sector to fund their research interests, fundamental changes to scholarly communication in the sciences are occurring.

Today’s scientists are bound like never before to confidentiality agreements and the desire of organizations to produce results or products that enable their commercial partners to gain an edge in the competitive world of business. 

This paper will focus on the change that had occurred in science communication over the past ten years within the framework of the Australian Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) program and includes some wider implications for the discipline of science and future directions for science communication.

Proposed Theme Perhaps international networking (I believe there are other papers from Australia on CRCs…..)
 


 

 

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