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Title: Assessing the Broader Impacts of Publicly-funded Research
Authors: Donovan, C
Keywords: Research Impact;Impact Agenda;Science-Society Relationship;Research Evaluation;Research Policy;Research Funding;Science Governance
Issue Date: 28-Jun-2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Citation: Donovan, C. (2019) 'Assessing the Broader Impacts of Publicly-funded Research', in Simon, D; Kuhlmann, S; Stamm, J; Canzler, Wt. (ed.) Handbook on Science and Public Policy. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 488-502.
Abstract: The chapter introduces the reader to the notion of the broader societal impacts of research, and to recent trends in public policy towards prioritising research that produces direct benefits to society. It explores the ‘science-society’ relationship and the obligation of publicly-funded researchers to engage in science that is relevant to society at large. It compares and contrasts top-down and bottom-up approaches to defining and measuring research impacts. Examples of different European approaches to impact assessment are presented (UK, The Netherlands, Ireland, Norway). The chapter reveals the inherently political nature of defining, measuring, and rewarding research impact, and what this form of science governance implies for future directions of state-funded research.
ISBN: 178471593X
Other Identifiers: 24
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