MIOIR Seminar: From evaluating research in context towards evaluating challenge oriented research intensive initiatives – from indicators to indications.
|Starts:||12:30 2 Oct 2017|
|Ends:||14:00 2 Oct 2017|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute of Innovation Research|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Leonie van Drooge|
Dr Leonie van Drooge, Rothenau Instituut, Netherlands
From evaluating research in context towards evaluating challenge oriented research intensive initiatives – from indicators to indications.
Scientific research, societal and industrial innovation and public policies have become intertwined in transdisciplinary networks or consortia. The overarching goal of many of these is to contribute to a specific societal challenge. A different view on and approach to evaluation is needed, with a focus on the joint goals of these transdisciplinary initiatives. One-size-fits-all indicators are not adequate; a range of indicators is needed, that do justice to the complexities of these initiatives. Moreover, the design of an evaluation of monitoring system needs to be revised. An incremental change, such as adding an extra indicator relating to societal aspects, is not enough.
In the academic literature in the field of science, technology and innovation studies, we find suitable approaches and concepts. From empirical evidence we learn that there is a gap between these academic insights and practice. How to close this gap? And what are the implications for the role of those involved in the development of indicators and evaluations?
van Drooge, L. & Spaapen, J. J Technol Transf (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10961-017-9607-7
Leonie van Drooge is a senior researcher at the Dutch Rathenau Institute. She has a master’s degree in Sciencedynamics (University of Amsterdam). As one of the very first Erasmus students, she spent a term at PREST (University of Manchester) in 1989.
Leonie has extensive experience in the field of science policy, in particular in the area of societal impact of research, impact of challenge oriented and research intensive initiatives and research evaluation. She has been / is involved in a number of projects and groups dedicated to the organization and evaluation of societal impact, such as the Dutch ERiC project (Evaluating Research in Context), FP7 SIAMPI, COST action ENRESSH, H2020 ACCELERATE (impact of research infrastructures) and the ongoing Dutch working group dedicated to the national Standard Evaluation Protocol (SEP).
Coffee will be available from 12.30, with the seminar starting at 1pm. All are welcome.
Leonie van Drooge
Organisation: Rathenau Instituut
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