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Research Impact Assessment: from ex post to real-time assessment

Abstract : This paper presents an ongoing research and development project to build research management tools based on real-time impact analysis (the toolset is labelled ASIRPArt). The ambition is to use the lessons learned from ex post research impact assessment (RIA), building from the ASIRPA project which was launched in 2011. The ASIRPA approach is currently implemented on a routine base at the French public research organisation INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique). Therefore, the project draws on lessons learned from ex post RIA and the experience of researchers and actors involved in research programming. The aim of ASIRPArt is to design an approach and tools to help conduct research projects or programmes with the aim to amplify impacts. The challenge of the current project is to develop management tools based on a better understanding of the mechanisms that generate research impact. These tools will be coproduced with potential users. Given the uncertainty and complexity that characterise the transformation processes linked to research activities, we do not intend to design ballistic steering tools but to produce tools to foster learning processes, coordination and reflexivity of the actors involved. Our approach takes inspiration in different streams of literature.
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Pierre Benoit Joly, Mireille Matt, Douglas K. R. Robinson. Research Impact Assessment: from ex post to real-time assessment. fteval Journal for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation, 2019. ⟨hal-02382425⟩



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