The following reflections are from speakers at today’s one-day workshop, Communicating impact: the role of news and media hosted by The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The workshop is part of the ESRC’s capacity-building programme for the Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) community and focuses on ways in which the research community can […]
This week is the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival with the theme inspired by the anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia. The free events taking place all week will explore the power of dreams and the imagination and the importance of idealism, dissidence, escapism and nostalgia, as well as the benefits of looking at the world in different ways.
Arts and literature are […]
The Impact of the Social Sciences: How Academics and Their Research Make a Difference by Simon Bastow, Patrick Dunleavy, and Jane Tinkler.
The three-year Impact of Social Sciences Project has culminated in a monograph published by SAGE. The book presents thorough analysis of how academic research in the social sciences achieves public policy impacts, contributes to economic prosperity, and informs public […]
Open Access Futures in the Humanities and Social Sciences A one day conference for social science researchers presented by SAGE and the LSE In association with the British Academy and Academy of Social Sciences Thursday 24th October 2013 Senate House, London 10am-5pm followed by a drinks reception Attendance is free, but places are limited Book here: http://hssoa.eventbrite.com/
Future of Impacts: ‘How to’ guide to social media, podcasting, blogging and writing your REF impact case study
Missed our ‘How to’ sessions at the recent Future of Impacts conference? Never fear, our ‘How to’ social media, podcasting, blogging and impact case study guides are here. Listen to the Impact of Social Sciences team podcast and peruse the presentations. ‘How to’ podcast If you missed out on any of our breakout sessions from the Future of Impacts conference, catch up […]
A new paradigm of scholarly communications is emerging: A report from the Future of Impact conference
Policymakers and academics agree that the economic or public impact of research can’t be demonstrated through just citations and bibliometrics yet open access publishing, altmetrics and online methods must be further developed before we can rely on them to prove impact. Ernesto Priego reports from last week’s Future of Impact conference. How can alternative digital methods of scholarly assessment maximise […]
New measurements of academic impact and the growth of digital media has transformed the landscape of academic dissemination. Today, the LSE Impacts of Social Science team will be debating the future of impact research and measurement and tackling digital dissemination tools head on. Why not join us?
The Future of Academic Impacts conference is to mark the end of the three-year Impact […]
The Future of Academic Impacts, a free, all day conference hosted by the LSE’s Impact of Social Sciences project team, will be held on Tuesday, 4th December at Beveridge Hall, Senate House, London. The event is to mark the end of the three-year Impact of Social Sciences project based at the London School of Economics that has been funded by […]
Impacts of Climate Change Research, a free, half-day conference hosted by the LSE’s Public Policy Group/Impact of Social Sciences project and Imperial College London, will be held on Monday, 21st May, at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues affecting global governments. The complex interplay of scientific research, business interests, and […]
‘Making an Impact’, the sixth event in the seminar series ‘The Impact Agenda’, will be held on Thursday 24th May, 2012 in St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford. The series adopts an interdisciplinary perspective to examine and clarify the concept of ‘impact’ in the context of academic research in the humanities and social science. The aim is to identify the […]
Incentives for academics to engage with government have been strengthed through the REF process. The LSE Impact of Social Sciences team are today exploring the ways in which academics make impacts with government through both tried and tested methods and new technologies. Why not join us?
That government needs effective research on which to base decisions is obvious. But the […]
From Research to Policy: Academic Impacts on Government, a free, half day conference hosted by the LSE’s Public Policy Group/Impact of Social Sciences Project will be held on Monday, 12th March at the Institute for Government, London. That government needs effective research on which to base decisions is obvious. But the link between these two groups has been fragile and […]
The Impact Agenda – an ESRC-funded seminar series – will host speakers at Seminar 5: New Frontiers of Impact on Wednesday, 22nd February 2012 from 9.00am until 5.00pm at Manchester Business School West. Ian Miles of Manchester Institute of Innovation Research will lead the day’s discussion which will feature sessions on ‘Interdisciplinary Research and the Science-Society interface’, ‘Enhancing the Impacts […]
Call for workshops, panels, papers and posters: Bridging The Gap Between Research, Policy and Practice: The importance of intermediaries (knowledge brokers) in producing research impact Wednesday 7 December 2011, 9.30am-5.30pm (followed by a drinks reception) Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD “Knowledge brokers” are intermediaries whose role is to promote the use of academic […]