Science in Society: a Challenging Frontier for Science Policy

See on Scoop.itDual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university

This new ESF report aims to highlight the role of science in society, to raise awareness of how scientific knowledge is translated into society, and to encourage better practice in the relationship between science and society. In order to achieve a better society and increase the quality of research and innovation, this MO Forum recommends that the following aspects be taken into account by ESF Member Organisations (MOs).

 

• Quality in SiS activities is needed.
• Clear commitment to SiS in MO science policy and strategy has to be enhanced.
• Transparent SiS processes must be put in place within the organisational structures of MOs and other research funding and performing bodies. SiS processes must also be seen as an
essential and central part of a researcher’s work. A cultural change must be encouraged through staff policies, organisational strategies and education of researchers.
• Researchers and research groups must be properly rewarded for their work in this area.
• More experiments concerning instruments, activities and methods should be encouraged. Sharing experience and best practice through networks for exchange within Europe on a regular basis would increase efficiency in SiS.
• Networks to jointly develop systems for indicators, evaluations and measurements are needed. There is a need to coordinate efforts
for greater impact. Organisations need the instruments to do this and this involves ensuring that SiS activities are formally evaluated, which
is not the case today.

 

Source; European Science Foundation (ESF)

Report:

http://www.esf.org/index.php?eID=tx_nawsecuredl&u=0&file=fileadmin/be_user/CEO_Unit/MO_FORA/MOFORUM_ScienceInSocietyRelationships/Science_in_Society_final.pdf&t=1342642676&hash=7147e20454e957922ee98a4d9043bb1fd5db3a23

 

See on www.esf.org

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About Wilfred Mijnhardt
RMIMR is my virtual playground, a place to reflect on issues from my professional context, my job as Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). RSM is the international university based business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. More info here: www.rsm.nl Here is my list of relevant publications on the topic of my RMIMR weblog: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/694621/RMIMR-Repository/ The rss feed for my RMIMR collection is here: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/rss/694621/ Here is my other weblog on impact of research: http://www.scoop.it/t/dualimpact

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