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SHAPE-ID at RoRI UNDISCIPLINED Workshop

Last December in snowy Hannover, two SHAPE-ID partners, Dr Isabel Fletcher and PD (dozent) Dr Bianca Vienni-Baptista, took part in a workshop organised by the UNDISCIPLINED project, an initiative of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI). RoRI is a collaboration between researchers, funders and data providers, that aims to use research evidence to improve research systems, cultures and decision-making. There is a clear overlap between these aims and SHAPE-ID’s role in advising the EU about best practice in the funding, conducting, and evaluating inter- and transdisciplinary research.   The UNDISCIPLINED project focuses directly on the funding, evaluation, measurement and impacts of transdisciplinary…

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SHAPE-ID Webinar: LERU Report

On Tuesday 23 May, SHAPE-ID Coordinator Professor Jane Ohlmeyer hosted a discussion with a panel of experts on the recently-released LERU report, “Implementing interdisciplinarity in research-intensive universities: good practices and challenges.” The report is an important update to their seminal 2016 report “Interdisciplinarity and the 21st Century Research Intensive University,” whose findings have been referenced worldwide. The webinar explored what has changed in the research landscape since both the 2016 report and the 2021 SHAPE-ID findings and toolkit, as well as what changes are still necessary across funding, policy and research performing organisations. SHAPE-ID was delighted to welcome the report’s…

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LERU Report Roundtable: SHAPE-ID Webinar on the 23rd of May

LERU (the League of European Research Universities) recently launched its report “Implementing interdisciplinarity in research-intensive universities: good practices and challenges”. This 2023 report is an important update to LERU’s seminal 2016 report “Interdisciplinarity and the 21st Century Research Intensive University” whose findings have been referenced worldwide. SHAPE-ID was delighted to work with the main author, Professor Didier Wernli, on planning and preparing the new report. On Tuesday 23 May at 12 noon Central European Time/11 am Irish Time for 90 minutes, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, SHAPE-ID Coordinator and LERU report co-author, will host a discussion with Professor Wernli on the report’s key…

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Shaping Interdisciplinarity – Achieving Impact

Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research involving the participation of Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (SSHA) with STEM disciplines is key for addressing societal challenges in a meaningful and impactful way. But how can universities, and in particular research and knowledge transfer officers, contribute to supporting inter- and transdisciplinarity? Doireann Wallace, Interdisciplinary Research Funding Officer at Trinity College Dublin and the former Project Manager for SHAPE-ID, explored this question on November 3 2021 during the ASTP event “The Monthly Online SSHA and Impact Flashlight #7”. Doireann provided an overview of the key findings of the SHAPE-ID project and some initial pointers on how to…

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Coimbra Group Training Event: Pathways to Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research

Coimbra Group Training Event: Pathways to Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research On November 2nd 2021, Prof. Catherine Lyall and Dr Isabel Fletcher from the University of Edinburgh, delivered training to the Coimbra Group on the SHAPE-ID Toolkit. The event was moderated by Prof. Adriana Zait, Vice-Chair of the Coimbra Group Doctoral Studies Working Group and Director of the Doctoral School of Economics and Business Administration at the University Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iasi (Romania). The purpose of this training event was to introduce key stakeholders to the SHAPE-ID Toolkit and to discuss Pathways to Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research. Participants were also introduced to some of the resources that are valuable for research performing organisations and their communities,…

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How to undertake interdisciplinary cooperation with the humanities and social sciences

One of the final events of SHAPE-ID took place in Poland on the 28th of October 2021, where the Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk (IBLPAN) team shared the project outcomes and insights on interdisciplinary cooperation between digital humanities and cultural heritage. The humanities and social sciences are an indispensable component of inter- and transdisciplinary research. The European Commission emphasizes their special role in the missions of the European Union . Many Horizon Europe competitions must consider and describe the role of HS science in the project, even if it relates to other fields. In Polish science, under the third evaluation criterion , we try to show the social impact of the sciences of…

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SHAPE-ID at the International Transdisciplinarity Conference

The International Transdisciplinarity Conference took place online on 13-17 September 2021 and was hosted by ETH Zürich, Switzerland. The conference theme was Creating spaces and cultivating mindsets for learning and experimentation. Crises unleashed by climate change and, more recently, the COVID-​19 pandemic, urge us to finding sustainable solutions to social, cultural, political, economic, ecological and, health challenges. The crisis has shown that existing modes of overcoming challenges are limited. There is a call to move beyond what we already know and do. Building spaces and cultivating mindsets for learning and experimentation are key for creating these new possibilities. Real-​world labs, living labs, social…

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Introducing the SHAPE-ID Toolkit to Norwegian SSH Network NOSSH

On 17 June 2021, SHAPE-ID was pleased to participate in a panel discussion organised by NOSSH, the Norwegian Network for the promotion of social sciences and humanities in Horizon Europe. SHAPE-ID project manager Doireann Wallace spoke about the project, toolkit and why Arts and Humanities researchers should be confident that they have something to contribute to collaborative research on societal challenges, in a short interview with NTNU's Erik Ingebrigsten. https://youtu.be/DimDb8RmQVc Other participants at the event included Tobias Bade Strøm from the Research Council of Norway, who spoke about Horizon Europe opportunities for the Social Sciences and Humanities, and Gabi Lombardo…

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SHAPE-ID Toolkit Launched

The SHAPE-ID project toolkit supporting pathways to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research for researchers, research organisations, funders, policymakers and societal partners is now available online at www.shapeidtoolkit.eu!
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SHAPE-ID Toolkit Launch and Policy Panel 10 June 2021

Join us on 10 June for the launch our final project toolkit, which offers tools and resources to help researchers, research organisations, funders, policymakers, and societal partners make informed decisions about developing and supporting inter- and transdisciplinary research with the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, STEM disciplines, and societal partners.
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