Workshop on the Use of Big Data Technologies for Advanced Research Assessment

Data4Impact has developed a series of indicators on the performance and societal impact of 40+ research programmes in the health domain. The project team has achieved this by adopting big data techniques and developing pilot approaches which track the legacy and impact of research activities after the end of public funding.

In the context of the project, Data4Impact organised the Workshop on the Use of Big Data Technologies for Advanced Research Assessment. The workshop took place on 28 May 2019 at the premises of Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium). This was the first time the novel developed in Data4Impact were presented to a wider audience of stakeholders.

The workshop was part of a two-day event on Research Policy Monitoring in the Era of Open Science and Big Data, co-organised by OpenAIRE and Data4Impact, and supported by Science Europe. The two-day event, which took place between 27-28 May 2019, aimed to explore the forward-looking mechanisms for research policy monitoring and indicators, and how these mechanisms can be linked to infrastructure and services. Overall, the discussions held by OpenAIRE, Science Europe and the Open TDM community pooled over 90 research funders, policymakers, experts and infrastructure providers.

We are happy to share the workshop report as well as the Data4Impact booklet which demonstrates the key project results and indicators.