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TalkScience@BL, June 2012

Research Evaluation – Whose Impact is it Anyway?

A discussion with William Cullerne Bown, Prof. Douglas Kell, Prof. Nick Tyler CBE, Prof. Geraint Rees and Chris Hale, 19 June 2012.

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This panel discussion was chaired by William Cullerne Bown (Founder and Publisher of Research Fortnight) with: Professor Douglas Kell (Chief Executive of the BBSRC), Professor Nick Tyler CBE (Head of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, UCL), Professor Geraint Rees (Director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL) and Chris Hale (Deputy Director of Policy at Universities UK).

Some of the topics discussed included:

  • What do we mean by research impact and can we ever truly measure it?
  • Is all impact equal? How are different forms assessed and weighted?
  • How does impact fit into the UK’s policy and research agendas?
  • Is measuring impact about improvement to society or solely economic return on public investment?

This event is brought to you in partnership with the Society of Biology.

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