Assessing the societal impact of research
Assessing the societal impact of universities is complicated. The assessments need to account for all scientific disciplines and should ideally capture long-term impact in addition to direct impact in society. Recognising that it may not be possible to assess the full spectrum of impact of universities, it is useful to focus on which key performance indicators do make sense, especially if the data can be collected in a structured way.
This course will focus primarily on the question how research institutes may develop their own “Impact portfolio” and how they can create their own assessment systems to serve their strategy. This course will create insight in the currently available information systems and methods to assess impact and how to implement this in your Research Strategy.
Central questions of the course:
A Case Study will be part of the course: “Creating your own Impact assessment system”. In the Case Study, we invite the participants to critically assess the landscape of current tools and systems along the spectrum of assessing the impact of research. How can you create a system of tools that fits your public research institute and to what extent are you dependent on the current providers?
Managers and strategists at Research institutes
Funders for scientific research
Users and developers of Research Information Systems
Scientometricians & Librarians
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