Making science useful.
Cash et al 2003 developed three touchstone concepts for making science useful and meaningful for stakeholders and scientists alike.
These are great concepts to keep in mind throughout an integrated research project - is what we are producing credible, relevant and legitimate for our stakeholders. And if you don't know....ask them!
Cash, D. W., Clark, W. C., Alcock, F., Dickson, N. M., Eckley, N., Guston, D. H., Jager, J. & Mitchell, R. B. 2003. Knowledge systems for sustainable development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 100, 8086-8091.
Leith, P., O'Toole, K., Haward, M., Coffey, B. 2017. Enhancing Science Impact. Bridging research, policy and practice for sustainability. CSIRO Publishing.
Robson-Williams, M., Norton, N., Davie, T., Taylor, K. & Kirk, N. 2018. The Changing Role of Scientists in Supporting Collaborative Land and Water Policy in Canterbury, New Zealand. Case Studies in the Environment, 2018, 1-5.