Seminar Date: Thursday 19th October 2017, 2 – 3pm, UCD Research Building POSTPONED
Research stakeholders are becoming increasingly interested in the issues surrounding the prediction, tracking and reporting of impact. Unfortunately, it is a complex and difficult concept to unpack because it pertains to many different aspects of the research process. It has varied scale and reach, is often interdisciplinary in nature, and involves a wide variety of stakeholder and beneficiary groups. There are many different perspectives and there is no clear single interpretation.
In this seminar, Dr Szomszor will provide some insights into how the impact reporting process worked in the recent UK Research Excellence Framework, drawing on various analyses made over the 6,637 Impact Case Studies published.
He will cover the wide range of impact types reported, the interdisciplinary nature of the research, the time periods involved, and the types of evidence collected.
Dr Martin Szomszor is Consultant Data Scientist at Digital Science. Previously Head of Data Science and founder of the Global Research Identifier Database (GRID), Dr Szomszor has worked on a range of research metrics projects for both the private and public sector, applying his extensive knowledge of machine learning, data integration and visualisation techniques to uncover novel insights and inform the academic research lifecycle. In 2015, he was named as one of the Top 50 UK Information Age Data Leaders and Influencers for his work with the Higher Education Funding Council for England to create the REF2014 Impact Case Studies Database
For more information please see: https://www.digital-science.com/people/martin-szomszor/