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Charting Impact Pathways of Investment in Research Infrastructures

Objective

The aim of the project is to develop a model describing the socio-economic impact of research infrastructures and of their related financial investments. The model will be developed in a modular manner adapting it to a broad range of scientific domains and types of infrastructures. The project outcomes are expected to contribute to a common approach at international level and facilitate investments in research infrastructures by funding agencies and other stakeholders. The project activities will take into account the work of the Research Infrastructure Socio-Economic Impact Working group, being established by the OECD Global Science Forum, and involve major key international players in this domain. More specifically RI Impact Pathways project plans to carry out a comprehensive stocktaking exercise on the existing approaches for impact assessment of research infrastructures and map the current and future data gathering needs of the key stakeholder groups. The goal is to identify the strengths and limitations of the existing approaches, detect existing gaps and overlaps, as well as to assess the level of complexity of the developed conceptual advances. Further, a set of activities will be devoted to map the needs of various stakeholders associated with IA of RIs. Employing participatory and systems thinking approaches the project will develop a modular impact assessment model that represents all major impact pathways of distinct types of research infrastructures. The IA model will be put to practice by defining a set of reference indicators, providing guidance on the most appropriate monitoring and evaluation approaches and testing its feasibility with pilot research infrastructures. The outcomes of the project will be a methodological handbook and an interactive web-based tool that will facilitate more user-friendly navigation in the prepared guidance material.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRASUPP-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

EUROPEAN FUTURE INNOVATION SYSTEM CENTRE
Address
Avenue Maurice Maeterlinck 12
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 408 768,75

Participants (7)

CSIL - CENTRO STUDI INDUSTRIA LEGGERA SOCIETA' COOPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 219 800
Address
Corso Monforte 15
20122 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE
France
EU contribution
€ 195 516,25
Address
Quai Lezay Marnesia 1
67080 Strasbourg Cedex
Activity type
Other
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 228 550
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 104 217,50
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 124 250
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO DE LUZ SINCROTRON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 101 495
Address
Carrer De La Llum 2-26
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 116 120
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations