stay tuned to the future. an international conference on the impact of research infrastructures for social sciences and humanities – bologna, 24-25 january 2018

An international Conference on the Impact of Research Infrastructures for Social Sciences and Humanities

Bologna, 24-25 January 2018

There is a growing consensus that it is important to be able to assess the value of research infrastructures, not only for research, but also for the society at large. But currently there is no unified framework for the impact assessment of investment in research infrastructures. Various conceptual frameworks exist in parallel comprising a range of observable direct and indirect effects and longer-term impacts, in particular economic impacts. However, most of these studies and frameworks do not concentrate on Social Sciences and Humanities. SSH Research Infrastructures are the most proper tool to take into account the future of society. Their experiences and variety stress the impact of SSH RIs beyond research: it affects the vision of decision makers and social actors. Furthermore core aspects of RI benefits, such as their impact on human and social capital formation and innovation, are not sufficiently explored. In this conference we want to focus on the societal impact of RIs for SSH, i.e. we want to discuss the broad scale of types of impact and methodologies for their assessment. On this background we invite discussion about ways to increase impact, in SSH and beyond.

Program

 

Welcome and introduction

Giorgio Rossi, ESFRI / Università di Milano, Italy
Video

Jacques Dubucs, ESFRI SWG-SCI
Video

Bente Maegaard, University of Copehagen, Denmark
Video

Ales Fiala, Head of Unit European Commission Research Infrastructures
Video

 

Session 1: Keynote session

Milena Zic-Fuchs, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Croatia
Video    Slide

Patrizio Bianchi, Regione Emilia-Romagna / Università di Ferrara
Video    Slide

Yves Gingras, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Video    Slide

 

Session 2: Conceptualisation of impact

Elena Esposito, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
Video    Slide

Jelena Angelis, European Future Innovation System Centre, Belgium
Video    Slide

Leonie van Drooge, Rathenau Institute, The Netherlands
Video    Slide

 

Session 3: Measurement of impact of research infrastructures

Technical issues – missing recording

 

Session 4: The demand for SSH research

Klaus Schindel, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
Video    Slide

Matthias Reiter-Pázmándy, BMWFW, Austria
Video    Slide

Alberto Melloni, Fondazione per le Scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII, Italy
Video

Juan De Dios Llorens Gonzalez, Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, Spain
Video     Slide

 

Session 5: The five Social Science and Humanities ERICs and their impact

Franciska de Jong, CLARIN ERIC, The Netherlands
Video    Slide

Laurent Romary, DARIAH
Video    Slide

Rory Fitzgerald, ESS ERIC, United Kingdom
Video     Slide

Axel Börsch-Supan, Max-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Germany
Video     Slide

 

Session 6: Increase of impact through interaction of domains

Minh-Quang Tran, EPFL, Switzerland
Slide

Gelsomina Pappalardo CNR, Italy
Video    Slide

Gabriela Pastori, BBSRC
Video     Slide

Jacques Dubucs, ESFRI SWG-SCI
Video

José Luis Martinez, CSIC-ICMM
Video

Ana Proykova, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Video     Slide

 

Organised by ESFRI Strategic Working Group on Social and Cultural Innovation in collaboration with Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII, Bologna.