Shared Decision-Making: A Catalyst for Real-World Research Solutions

Hosted by the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR)

October 2023

The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR), in collaboration with the HIBAR Research Alliance (HRA), convened a webinar to discuss how cross-sectoral leadership teams can collaborate in shared decision-making when working on use-inspired basic research. The term HIBAR (Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive) was introduced in 2017 to name a specific category of research projects that had previously lacked a clear definition. HIBAR research projects bring together diverse leadership teams, both from research fields (often in academia) and from practical sectors (commercial and/or non-profit). They collectively make the key decisions that hybridize fundamental research with real-world problem-solving to yield significant benefits.

During this webinar, Lorne Whitehead, Director for HRA and Professor at University of British Columbia, provided a short overview and purpose of HIBAR Research Alliance. A panel of experts then discussed the thoughtful approach to shared decision-making in cross-sectoral research projects, from different perspectives. The goal of the webinar was to share actionable advice that can be replicated or adapted to other contexts. 

A recording of the webinar is available for viewing on the GUIRR event page here.

Expert Panelists:

Holly Buck

University at Buffalo 

Christine Kreuder Johnson

University of California Davis

Dave Kasik

Boeing Company (retired)

Guest Moderator:

Ira Bennett

Arizona State University

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