Everyone’s a critic: Uni SA takes advice on funding apps

Here’s a novel way to work out what research Australians recognise is in the national interest – ask them

It’s what Uni South Australia is doing. The university has community panels in Adelaide and SA regions which it sends draft National Interest Test statements for Australian Research Council applications.

Panel members’ provide feedback on clarity and accessibility. “This emphasises to the ARC that the public are actually the best judges of whether a description in in accessible language. At the moment the ARC is the arbiter of public accessibility,” DVC Research Marnie Hughes Warrington says.