About the course

Through an intense, hands-on week long course, ISRIA’s international and regional Schools aim to:

  • empower participants to assess, measure and optimise research impact
  • share the breadth of existing frameworks, tools, approaches and knowledge about research impact assessments
  • increase collaborative capacity, networks and team building among a generation of research & development decision-makers.

Participants should come away with confidence about how to plan, implement, and manage a research impact assessment, as well as how to communicate the results to intended audiences and measure and optimize the returns of research investments.

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The School is aimed at people working in programme management, evaluation, knowledge translation, and policy and decision-making in areas such as:

  • research and development for government
  • research funding organisations
  • academia
  • not-for-profits
  • industry
  • health industry.


What is unique about the School?

  • Broad, multi-perspective approach – course content takes into account the broad range of methods, tools and techniques that can be used in impact assessment.
  • Practical – participants have the opportunity to develop a research impact assessment plan for a programme relevant to their organisation.
  • International – participants and faculty are from around the world.
  • Quality instruction and content – experts from leading organisations around the world have collaborated to create and present the School material.