Societal returns of scientific researc How can we measure it?

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This paper addresses the societal returns of research in more detail. It presents a conceptual framework that builds upon logical models, science communication and productive interactions. It describes social, cultural and economic returns from science in professional, public and private domains that are connected to research through specific stakeholder interactions. Creating societal relevance is a four-step process: defining a societal mission and objectives of a research group; defining stakeholders an specific activities and interactions to connect to the stakeholders; measuring societal relevance based on indicators that relate to mission, objectives and activities not all that can be measured is relevant); and finally reflection on the result and adjustment of mission and objectives if necessary. The four steps are addressed by executing four case studies in the medical domain, in order to stimulate awareness on research evaluation at large. More explicit strategic attention for the concept of societal relevance may eventually result in more systematic attention for the operational process of assessing societal relevance, which in turn could end up in an integrated model of assessing scientific and societ

al quality that fits into the ambitions of a knowledge based society. Source:Societal returns of scientific research. How can we measure it? / Ingeborg Meijer
CWTS-WP-2012-014 Fulltext: http://www.cwts.nl/pdf/CWTS-WP-2012-014.pdf ;
See on www.socialsciences.leiden.edu

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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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