Flinders Research NewsRelease of the ERA Engagement and Impact pilot report
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Research Council (ARC), Professor Sue Thomas, has welcomed the Government’s announcement of the findings of the Engagement and Impact Assessment pilot. The Engagement and Impact (EI) Assessment was first announced in December 2015, as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA), and the release of the EI Pilot Report marks a key milestone for this initiative. The following information has been provided by the ARC from their Engagement and Impact Assessment webpages.
The report summarises the findings from the pilot, and outlines modifications to the methodology for the Engagement and Impact Assessment 2018. The release of the Pilot Report marks the end of the pilot and the start of preparations for the first full assessment in 2018.
A selection of 10 broad discipline groups (Fields of Research) were tested in the pilot enabling a spread of disciplines across STEM and HASS to be involved with a minimum of burden. Discipline groups that were tested by the pilot included: Chemical Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, History and Archaeology, and Philosophy and Religious Studies, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Engineering, Education, Studies in Creative Arts and Writing, Language Communication and Culture, and Indigenous research.
Flinders participated in both the engagement and impact part of the pilot. To discuss the Flinders pilot submission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Engagement and Impact Assessment Pilot 2017 Report is now available here.