Shared Decision-Making: A Catalyst for Real-World Research Solutions
Hosted by the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR)
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.
University at Buffalo
Christine Kreuder Johnson
University of California Davis
Boeing Company (retired)
Arizona State University
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