London, United Kingdom

6, 7, 8 November 2019

Methods & Instruments for Assessing the Societal Impact of Research

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:

  • How can you create parameters of impact assessment that are appropriate for local, national and international purposes?
  • To what extent do you need to take a shared or differentiated approach of assessing impact between different disciplines?
  • How can parameters of impact assessment and research strategies reinforce each other and how can you avoid the risk of perverse incentives?
  • What are the differences between assessing output, outcome and impact?
  • How can you use existing Research Information Systems for your impact strategy and what are the possibilities to build your own system?

Case Study

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?

Target groups:

Managers and strategists at Research institutes

Funders for scientific research

Users and developers of Research Information Systems

Scientometricians & Librarians

 

 

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Partners

Confirmed speakers

Alis Oancea

Alis Oancea

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Andrew Plume

Andrew Plume

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Bettina Uhrig

Bettina Uhrig

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Ed Noijons

Ed Noijons

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Jonathan Grant

Jonathan Grant

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Jürgen Wastl

Jürgen Wastl

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Martin Kirk

Martin Kirk

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Simon Kerridge

Simon Kerridge

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Locations

Conference Venue

King's College London

Strand
WC2R 2LS
London
United Kingdom

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