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I NSTITUTIONAL S TRATEGIES FOR C APTURING S OCIO -E CONOMIC I MPACT OF A CADEMIC R ESEARCH Dr Rosa Scoble Deputy Director Planning (Research & Resources)

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1 I NSTITUTIONAL S TRATEGIES FOR C APTURING S OCIO -E CONOMIC I MPACT OF A CADEMIC R ESEARCH Dr Rosa Scoble Deputy Director Planning (Research & Resources) Brunel University

2 Content Perspectives – Context: what counts as impact – Just a Question of Time… – Taxonomies for impact – Research Capital Challenges Strategies – Identification – Assessment – Enhancement Graduate Training

3 U0U0 Users Non-Academic Communities Academia R0R0 Context: what counts as impact U0U0 Users Non-Academic Communities Academia R0R0 R1R1 R2R2 U1U1 U2U2 U3U3 U4U4 Non-Academic Communities Academia Knowledge Brokers U1U1 U2U2 U3U3 U4U4 U2U2 U3U3 U4U4 Professional Bodies C1C1 U1U1 Learned Societies C2C2 Lobby Groups C3C3 Policy Makers R2R2 P1P1 P2P2 P3P3 R1R1 R0R0

4 Just a Question of Time… Debate between blue-sky research vs. more applied research. Will blue-sky research be penalised... theoretical research without regard to any future application of its result Maybe the distinction is just a question of time – 1687 universal gravitation – 1953 double-helix model of DNA structure High quality/ground breaking research will always have impact: it is intrinsic in its nature. The knowledge created will, eventually, contribute to solving world problems

5 Taxonomies of impact Health Economics Research Group (Brunel University) – Buxton and Hanney, 1996

6 Taxonomies of impact Working Paper : Measuring the impacts of science: beyond the economic dimension Godin and Doré (2004) 1.Science 2.Technology 3.Economy 4.Culture 5.Society 6.Policy 7.Organisation 8.Health 9.Environment 10.Symbolic 11.Training

7 Taxonomies of impact DIUS – Science and Innovation Investment Framework : Economic Impacts of Investment in Research and Innovation

8 Taxonomies of impact All models include A CADEMIC I MPACT N ON -A CADEMIC /S OCIO -E CONOMIC I MPACT No distinction in importance All part of the institutional Research Capital

9 12 FUNDED PROJECTS PHD STUDENTS RESEARCH OUTPUTS ACADEMIC IMPACT NON-ACADEMIC IMPACT NON-ACADEMIC IMPACT Research Capital

10 Challenges Academic impact: known – Tools to capture academic impact – Established norms – Proxies to assess academic impact: citations, bibliometrics, peer review, RAE, benchmarking, etc.... Vs. Non-academic impact: unknown – Academic community not used to track impact of their research – No norms – No proxies for assessment

11 Strategies: Identification Institutional level – Funded research – Knowledge Transfer activities: KTP, etc… – Research with high user involvement or knowledge brokers – Advisory roles Departmental level – Training and workshops – Involving marketing staff

12 Strategies: Assessment Two dimensions: – depth (or change that the research activity has generated) – spread (or how far it has permeated the user community) In absence of norms assessment is relative and comparative

13 Brunel Research Impact Device for Evaluation – BRIDE Scoble, Dickson, Fisher, & Hanney, 2009

14 Strategies: Enhancement Encourage – Include users at the research design stage – Think of ways to disseminate findings outside academia – Collaborate in multi-disciplinary projects Where impact has already occurred

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16 Graduate Training Research Capital: individual Whos problems are they trying to solve Who are their user communities Will their research be of interest to disciplines closer to user communities Users/interest groups – Industry – Service industry – Policy makers – Lobby groups – Learned societies – Communities – Public health Other disciplines – Technologies – Social sciences – Health Problems –Economic growth/profit –Efficient/effective processes –Cultural enrichment –Quality of life –Health –Democratic debates

17 THANK YOU!


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