Success Principles

Research into successfully delivered science has shown that a number of key ‘success principles’ are a strong indicator of impact.
See Turner, J. A., Klerkx, L., White, T., Payne, T., Everett‐Hincks, J., Mackay, A., & Botha, N. (2015). 'Unpacking systemic capacity to innovate: How projects coordinate capabilities across agricultural innovation system levels' INRA ImpAR Conference, 3-4 November, Paris.

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Our Co-Innovation Guide shows how the success principles can be built in to research projects.

 

Involve partners and stakeholders

INVOLVE PARTNERS & STAKEHOLDERS

Agricultural research is addressing increasingly complex problems the solutions to which require changes in farm systems and off-farm systems, in addition to technological changes. Read more.

Assemble the right team

ASSEMBLE THE RIGHT TEAM

In addition to technical skills for quality science and good project management, additional skills are desirable in research projects. Read more.

Take a problem focus

TAKE A PROBLEM FOCUS

Taking a problem focus begins with identifying the issues (or opportunities), then continuously checking for and prioritising new issues or opportunities during the course of research. Read more.

Front up early and often

FRONT UP EARLY & OFTEN

Fronting up involves researchers meeting with shareholders (next and end-users) to share updates and results early and regularly throughout research projects. Read more.

Plan Do Observe

PLAN - DO - OBSERVE - REFLECT

Action learning involves an on-going cycle of “plan-do-observe-reflect-plan” in projects. Observing involves monitoring project actions and progress toward solving the problem. Read more.