Academic, business, and government leaders are developing fresh research strategies to promote innovation and discovery. Their shared goal, building off strong historical precedents, is to achieve the twin-win of breakthrough research and societal benefits. Fundamental research carefully linked to real-world problem contexts appears to produce stronger theories and more societally valuable results. The term Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) Research conveys these ambitious aspirations.
GUIRR hosted a half-day workshop to consider strategies to more reliably produce HIBAR research: (1) Partnerships with business and government (cities, counties, state, federal), as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and (2) Policy changes to campus hiring/tenure/promotion rules so as to support teamwork and problem orientation that includes off-campus partnerships and on-campus collaborations.Background ReadingMeeting Webcast Panel 1: What is HIBAR and Why Is It Important?
- Dan Sarewitz,Co-Director, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, and Professor of Science and Society, School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University
- Ben Shneiderman, Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland
- Lorne Whitehead, Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia
HIBAR Workshop – What is HIBAR and Why Is It Important? from The National Academies on Vimeo.Panel 2: Promoting Cultural Change on Campus
- Ben Shneiderman
- Camille Crittenden, Deputy Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at the University of California, Berkeley
- Lorne Whitehead
HIBAR Workshop – Promoting Cultural Change on Campus from The National Academies on Vimeo.Panel 3: Developing HIBAR Partnerships: Lessons from Experience