Panel Discussion: "Assessing and enhancing the social impact of research" - Tuesday, 10th July 2018
The scientific research establishment strives to achieve scientific, societal and economic impact. Governments around the world are increasingly demanding that public investments in science demonstrate tangible impacts. Europe has been leading global best practice in targeting and assessing research impact. Research Impact Assessment (RIA) is well established but the changing relations between research, innovation, and society require new ways of conceiving and practicing RIA. The UKs Research Excellence Framework includes the largest ever ex-post evaluation of research impact. Europe is currently aiming to improve the innovation ecosystem in order to increase the economic impact of research. This session will discuss best international practice on Research Impact Assessment and how it is being used to set national policies.
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