On the OSIRIS blog the members of the project team write about impact of research as our research on this topic progresses.

We aim for a collection of posts that represent preliminary and conceptual findings and ideas, discussions from meetings and seminars, shorter analyses of empirical data and brief summaries of the vast literature on impact. Some of the posts will be shared with the Impact Blog at the London School of Economics, the most comprehensive web page devoted to this topic and a great source of interesting ideas about many topics within science policy and science in practice.

The blog is also open for contributions from people outside of the OSIRIS team. Send us an email if you have a text that would fit into the blog.



  • centimeters-close-up-depth-of-field-162500 Measuring impact: methods, challenges and biases Apr. 5, 2018 1:35 PM

    What are the main approaches for measuring impact of research and the most important methodological challenges in such measurements? Magnus Gulbrandsen and Richard Woolley discuss main methods, historical examples and interesting recent developments in this blog post.

  • ismael There’s no silver bullet for measuring societal impact Oct. 26, 2017 1:57 PM

    The effects of research are uncertain and disputed—and efforts to evaluate them must take this into account, says Ismael Ràfols.

  • fig-1 Research excellence and impact Oct. 10, 2017 1:29 PM

    The 2014 REF results show only a very weak relationship between excellence in research and achieving societal impact. This blog post was first published by the LSE Impact blog.

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