Browsing All posts tagged under »impact«

Measure for measuring’s sake?

February 12, 2013 by


In a post which originally appeared on the Wellcome Trust blog, Dr Liz Allen, Head of Evaluation at the Wellcome Trust, talks about the challenges involved in assessing the impact of research.

The tricky business of research impact evaluation

December 12, 2012 by


The Stroke Association has gone back through 20 years of research funding to look at the impacts of its research. Here Clare Walton, research communications project officer, shares her tips on evaluating and reporting on impacts.

What are our big questions about health research?

September 20, 2011 by


The MRC has launched a new consultation asking us what questions we want answered about research and the impact it has on the health and wealth of people worldwide. They are planning to commission research to better understand the link between investing in research and getting economic and societal benefits – research that could ultimately […]

A step towards measuring the impact of research

November 11, 2010 by


The results of a series of pilots exploring how to assess the impact of research were published today. They were looking at how to capture the broad contribution that research makes to society to help inform decisions over what research we should be funding. They conclude the system is workable and now plan to use […]