The publication proposes 10 factors enabling or enhancing impact and points to 6 factors that hinder impact. In addition, conclusions and recommendations concerning enhancement of desired impacts are formulated for funding agencies and for researchers and their institutions.
The present publication is based on analysis of a number of case studies encompassing a wide variety of partnerships,discussions held during the various workshops of the «Impact Assessment Study Group», and the conclusions derived.
Thus, while it does not pretend to be comprehensive, it aims to stress the importance of impact planning, monitoring and assessment as elements in the design and evaluation of research projects or programmes. In addition, it is intended to help in moving from «proving» to «improving» impacts.
Standard identifier: ISBN 3-906151-83-2