Collaboration and impact
A great deal of the knowledge that we live by and use to develop our society originates from research. When society embraces this knowledge, we are talking about impact. There can be:
- Impact of interventions. Research results lead to changes in practices, guidelines, laws, etc.
- Process-impact in collaborations. Happens in the encounter between researchers and collaborative partners.
- Expert-impact. Impact through society’s use of our experts. This can be in councils, boards, or as experts in the media.
- Impact of basic research that can change the way we think.