Assessing the societal impact of research
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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
King's College London
Anatomy Museum Room
There will be signage from the main reception
126 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5SU
Science Gallery London
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9GU
Temple (District and Circle lines): 2 minute walk. Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines): 10 minute walk, Embankment (District, Circle and Bakerloo lines): 10 minute walk, Waterloo (Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City lines): 12 minute walk, Holborn (Central and Picadilly lines): 12 minute walk, Chancery Lane (Central line): use exit 4 - 15 minute walk.
Charing Cross: 9 minute walk. Waterloo: 12 minute walk. Waterloo East: 10 minute walk. Blackfriars: 12 minute walk.
Buses stopping outside the university: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, X68, 168, 171, 172, 176 (24 hour), 188, 243 (24 hour), 341 (24 hour), 521, RV1.
A shuttle bus service is available for staff and students (carrying their college ID) wishing to travel between the Guy’s and St Thomas' hospital sites, the latter also being within walking distance of Waterloo and the Strand. The pick-up and drop-off points are: