Reimagining the meaning of research
As a steward for research and innovation, IDRC believes that high-quality research can open pathways to a better future for all. IDRC’s Research Quality Plus (RQ+) approach helps cultivate a new vision of research quality to address complex challenges and support sustainable development.
A newly published position paper describes the RQ+ approach, and IDRC’s experience using RQ+ in a full organizational evaluation with leadership from IDRC's College of Reviewers. Readers will learn how the framework has been fine-tuned and put into action at IDRC and will be invited to engage with the framework themselves.
RQ+ offers a practical response to assessing research quality that is relevant for actors in national science systems who seek to improve the way we govern scientific progress and sustainable innovation. Offering a new way forward, RQ+ provides a call to imagine a new vision of research quality that meets the world’s evolving challenges.