Paul Benneworth and Julia Olmos Peñuela

Paul Benneworth (pictured) is a professor of innovation and regional development at the Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and a Senior Researcher at CHEPS, the Netherlands. He leads the Working Group on SSH Research Impact in ENRESSH, the COST-funded European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Julia Olmos Peñuela is an associate professor at the Department of Business Management “Juan José Renau Piqueras” at the University of Valencia. She is currently principal investigator on a Valencian government-funded research project exploring the tensions between academic rigor and societal relevance in research.

Coherence Front to Back Key to Usable Impact Statements

UK Research and Innovation, Britain’s main research funding body, is scrapping separate impact sections from all grant applications. Paul Benneworth and Julia Olmos Peñuela argue how impact statements can produce meaningful statements of the potential future impact of research and set out a framework for assessing these claims.

3 years ago