Innovation

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Innovation

In the context of a researcher's activities, innovation is the development of modified or novel approaches, theories, concepts, ideas or solutions. Innovation is one of four valued outcomes.RELATED TERM. Valued outcome; Incumbent-based; Research, development and analysis; Managing research; Representation and client services

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In a 5-level incumbent-based process, demonstrated valued outcomes of innovation in research, development and analysis (RDA) include: (1) Contributions to improvements in theories and/or techniques in a novel way and that have helped produce results; contributions to novel research, development or analysis proposals/initiatives that have been accepted and implemented within a project; (2) Improvements of theories and/or techniques that have been successfully adopted and applied to resolve issues related to project results; Preparation of novel research development or analysis proposals/initiatives that have been accepted and implemented within a program; (3) Conceptualization of improvements of theories and/or techniques, and development of their application that enabled contributions to the achievement results; Preparation of in-depth novel research, development or analysis proposals/initiatives that have been accepted and implemented across programs or by stakeholders; (4) Development of novel theories and/or techniques which represent an advance in a specific area of research, development or analysis, or has applied existing theories and/or techniques to new areas where such application had not been obvious before, enabling contributions to achieving results; Proposal of novel research, development or analysis (RDA) projects which have been accepted and implemented by some stakeholders; and, (5) Integration of areas of inquiry, development of new theories and techniques representing an advance, and application of these to achieve breakthroughs in scientific advancement and the achievement of results; Proposal of novel initiatives that have received acceptance, recognition and support, that have been accepted and implemented by a significant number of stakeholders. In research, innovation is not applicable in the research contexts of managing research, or representation and client services. REFERENCE. Government of Canada (2006) Model guide for the preparation of researchers' career advancement (promotion) documentation ; Government of Canada (2006) Career progression management framework for federal researchers ; Government of Canada (2006) NRCan Model Guide for the Preparation of Researcherís Career Progression Evaluation Documentation (Dossier)

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