Integration and Implementation Insights (i2Insights) blog

Provides tools for developing more comprehensive understanding of complex problems and for supporting (through research) improved policy and practice responses to them.

Why was it developed?

The i2Insights blog was developed to:

  • provide a repository for widely scattered resources for tackling complex societal and environmental problems
  • help build a community of researchers involved in tackling such problems.

Who is it for?

i2Insights blog posts are 500-1000 word research resources contributed by >400 researchers globally for:

  • developing a more comprehensive understanding of complex problems, including what is not known about them.
  • supporting policy and practice change.

What is in it?

>350 blog posts cover the following main topics:

change
communication
context
decision support
diversity
education
evaluation
institutionalisation
integration
research implementation
stakeholder engagement
systems
teamwork
unknowns

There are also several hundred sub-topics.
Blog posts can present:

cases
competencies
concepts
frameworks
methods
processes
theories
toolkits

What features does it have?

  • Blog posts are designed to be quick and easy to read.
  • They are indexed, allowing other posts on similar topics and by the same author to be found easily. Indexed terms are defined.
  • All blog posts are in English and some are also available in other languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish). There is also ready access to Google Translate.
  • Statistics about the blog are updated every three months.

What do I need to use it?

Different blog posts are suitable for different skill levels from beginner to advanced.

The blog is open-access.

How can I interact with it?

Contributions are welcome:

  • Blog posts or ideas for blog posts can be submitted to Gabriele.Bammer@anu.edu.au.
  • Comments on blog posts can be made at the end of each post.

What are the administrative details?

The blog is curated by the Integration and Implementation Sciences (i2S) team at the Australian National University.

Contact: i2s@anu.edu.au