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12–13 Diciembre 2019
Córdoba, España

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

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EVALUATING KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER AND IMPACT: METRICS, PROCEDURES AND GOVERNANCE FOR SCIENCE AND INNOVATION

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Program Advance (Provisional August 3, 2019)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12th
9:30-10:00 Opening
Welcome
Aims and organization of the conference
10:00 – 11:00 Public policies for knowledge transfer in the innovation system
Representative of the Ministry for Science, Innovation and Universities (To be confirmed)
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:30 Symposium I: The evaluation of knowledge transfer and impact and the governance of science and innovation
The evaluation of knowledge transfer and impact is at the interface between research and public policies. It is a growing multidisciplinary specialty of innovation studies and also a tool for organizing and governing research programmes and institutions. Synergies as well as well as decoupling between the state of knowledge and the practical implementation of evaluation in public policies are common, especially in a context of wider expectations about the social and economic benefits of publicly funded R&D. This symposium will analyze the current state of the art with a series of presentations about research streams to evaluate knowledge transfer and impact together with significant experiences in the international arena.

Moderator: Jordi Molas Gallart, INGENIO, CSIC/UPV

Keynote 1: Impact assessment and the evaluation of knowledge (or is technology) transfer: past, present and future of a contested activity
Jordi Molas Gallart, INGENIO, CSIC/UPV

Keynote 2: The public value of research and its relevance for innovation policy
Barry Bozeman, Arizona State University

Keynote 3: Ex-ante evaluation of knowledge transfer and impact: possibilities in project funding and research careers.
Paul Benneworth, University of Twente

13:30 – 15:30 Lunch break
15:30 – 17:00 Sessions for paper presentations (parallel sessions 1)
17:00 – 17:30 Coffee break
17:30 – 19:30 Symposium II: The measurement of knowledge transfer and impact: Alternative metrics
Altmetrics allow us to measure how research outputs transcend the scholarly world by a series of uses and impacts in different domains. These metrics value the way in which the research papers impact on the public opinion (social networks), mass media (blogs and news), innovation (patents) or education (Wikipedia). This symposium will discuss the power of Altmetrics as a measurement instrument for knowledge transfer and the social understanding of science. It will discuss also the advantages and limitations of alternative metrics as a tool for research evaluation.

Moderator: José Luis Ortega, IESA-CSIC

Keynote 1: Which kinds of knowledge transfer can Altmetrics capture?
Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton

Keynote 2: New perspectives in the understanding of scholarly communication and online scientific activities: applied social media metrics
Rodrigo Costas, CWTS-University of Leiden

Keynote 3: Web indicators in a complex evaluation environment
Isidro Aguillo, Institute for Policies and Public Goods-CSIC

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th
9:30 – 11:00 Sessions for paper presentations (parallel sessions 2)
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13: 30 Symposium III: The role of knowledge transfer and impact in current research evaluation agencies
As a result of claims for wider returns from public investment in science and innovation, research evaluation agencies are trying to use new tools to capture knowledge transfer when distributing resources to teams and institutions. They are also trying to use them in individuals for purposes of recruitment and promotion in scientific careers. However, agencies have to face challenges when implementing and legitimizing a variety procedure in combination with the traditional ways of judging academic science. This symposium will review significant experiences from evaluation agencies in individuals, teams and institutions and will discuss possibilities and limitations for a systematic use of knowledge transfer and impact assessment in innovation systems.

Moderator: Manuel Fernández Esquinas, IESA/CSIC

Keynote 1: The evaluation of knowledge transfer in scientific careers: the experience of the Spanish "sexenios" for knowledge transfer
(To be confirmed)

Keynote 2: University accreditations: possibilities and limitations of the evaluation of knowledge transfer and impact
Evaristo Jiménez Contreras, EC3-Metrics, UGR

Keynote 3: The evaluation of knowledge transfer and impact in research funding agencies: projects, programmes and human resources schemes
(To be confirmed)

13:30 – 15:30 Lunch break
15:30 - 17:00 Sessions for paper presentations (parallel sessions 3)
17:00-17:30 Coffee break
17:30 – 18:30 Final remarks and closing

SESSIONS FOR PAPER PRESENTATIONS
The organizers invite submissions of extended abstracts (1,000 words) in English or Spanish, along with the authors’ full details and the research topic where the paper may fit. Please send abstracts to the conference organizers: jortega@orgc.csic.es and mfernandez@iesa.csic.es

A peer-review process will be in place to select the most relevant contributions. Abstracts will be evaluated by a scientific committee in collaboration with the coordinators of the sessions.* Accepted papers will be presented in parallel sessions.

The sessions will be organized according to the following topics, although other related topics are welcome:

Sources and methodologies
-New indicators for knowledge transfer and impact
-Qualitative and mixed methodologies for evaluating knowledge transfer and impact
-The role of knowledge transfer in university rankings

Research activities
-Scientific publications: their social and economic impact as a source for evaluation
-Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and the evaluation of knowledge transfer: what should be evaluated when academic researchers participate in patents and other IPR activities?
-Evaluation of contract R&D, consultancy and other forms of knowledge transfer with firms and public administrations.
-Evaluation of dissemination and science culture activities
-Evaluation of knowledge transfer in the humanities and the social sciences
-Evaluation of knowledge transfer in research projects and programmes: ex-ante and ex-post procedures

Individuals, teams, institutions
-Evaluation of knowledge transfer in scientific careers
-Evaluation of knowledge transfer in research groups, departments and institutions
-Regulations and organizational procedures to promote and evaluate knowledge transfer and impact

(*The list of sessions for paper presentations is subject to changes according to the thematic coherence of the papers accepted. The number of papers accepted is limited by the availability of rooms and time slots)

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