Lets talk about impactWorkshop for IRCP 7 February 2017 Esther De SmetRESEARCH DEPARTMENTPolicy & quality control unit
Heres looking at you
Getting to know the group:Who here thinks they already engage in activities that could be classified as societal value creation?Who here has specific goals in their career planning? Professor (personalised goals), postdoc, PhD (as demanded by supervisor)
Hardly anyone has clearly defined SVC goals. Is it a by-product or an almost coincidental add-on? 2
SOCIETAL VALUE CREATIONMAATSCHAPPELIJKE VALORISATIE(Societal) Value Creation is the process of creating an added value to scientific knowledge and expertise outside the realm of science.SVC can lead to impact (both positive and negative)
What are we talking about?
Post-it exercise:Give me some examples of SVC types or activities
Dilemma:Why should a criminology scholar care about or engage in SVC? Why not?
There are people who are inherently convinced about the importance of SVC but it is equally important to understand the barriers which hold back others and the challenges one might face along the way.
What do you need?
Question:What do you as a researcher need to be able to engage in SVC activities?What are the challenges?
Question: What makes a SVC activity successful? What are your personal criteria? What is your opinion about indicators to show/assess impact?
(Online) attention for your research
Your Impact case study
Group exercise: impact case studyTip: take a look at REF case studies in your discipline10
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!
Esther De SmetSenior Research Policy Advisor@ResearchUGent