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In the past years, experts have worked to improve the process of measuring and communicating the impact of science on society around the world. New methods have been developed to better evaluate societal impact of scientific research by science funders and research institutions. These impact assessment tools and methods have served as a means (never as an end in itself) to aid science funders and research programme designers in maintaining an effective and efficient science funding system, while justifying the importance of investing in scientific research towards society. There are rising pressures to demonstrate economical and societal returns on these investments on governmental and non-governmental science funding organisations; therefore, our 2021 Spring Course will focus on Implementing Strategy for National Impact Assessment, and explain impact evaluation processes in the broader context of society as a whole.
Main themes include:
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While individual participants are more than welcome to join, any development or implementation profits from group-effort, especially when there are so many stakeholders involved with their own perspectives, language and needs. Therefore we invite you to register to this course with a team of colleagues inside and outside your organization, for maximum effect of the expert insights that will be shared. Furthermore, by bringing together delegations of several countries, this course offers a platform for discussion and knowledge exchange of a vast variety of experiences.
As a delegation, you will receive...
This way we aim to have you return to your workplace fully prepared to take immediate steps towards developing and/or implementing your national impact assessment and stimulation strategy further and more effectively.
We look forward to meeting you at the course!