CONVERGE Workshop Series | Getting started with impact evaluation

Mon 15 November 2021, 10:00


Who is it for

This workshop is primarily designed to provide impact evaluation skills to those undertaking case studies as part of the ELIXIR-funded Strategic Implementation Study on Impact (including through ELIXIR-CONVERGE WP4) - their participation will hence be prioritised so that they can progress their case study. However, the opportunity to learn about impact evaluation is open to others in ELIXIR (incl. Australian BioCommons): any spare place on the 15 November edition will be offered, and the event will be repeated if it is oversubscribed and/or there is sufficient interest. Learning will be facilitated by impact evaluators from our partner EFIS.


  • Gain new knowledge and skills related to impact evaluation, through hands-on learning, complemented with knowledge-exchange.
  • Refine the case study ideas (or 'impact challenges'), which will be taken forwards under Work Package 2 of the Strategic Implementation Study on Impact.

How to take part

Complete this form to indicate your availability for the 15 November edition and/or interest in a possible repeat event.

  • Those selected to take part in the 15 November edition will be sent a personal registration link (via Eventscase) to secure a place.
  • Others will be on a waiting list.

We aim to confirm places by the end of October.

Outputs and related events

Outputs from this event will be made available through the ELIXIR Intranet (requires login).

This event is part of the CONVERGE WP4 Workshop Series: Innovation, impact & communication - previous events were about Stakeholder mapping and landscape analysisOutreach to funders and policy-makers, and Communications.

Agenda (draft)

Time CET Item
10:00 Welcome, housekeeping, introduction to the event
  Presentation of impact pathways method
  Group exercise, followed by a plenary discussion
11:30 Break
  Presentation on indicators, monitoring and measurement
  Group exercise, followed by a plenary discussion
  Briefing on stages in the impact assessment process
  Group exercise on key takeaways
(last 30 min) Questions & answers session (optional)
14:00 Event ends

What we expect from participants

  Those taking part in the Impact SIS (incl. through ELIXIR-CONVERGE WP4) Other participants
Before the event    
Think about possible Node-specific case study ideas, to be taken forward during the rest of the project required optional
Undertake the pre-event Mural training (details will be shared in due course) required required

During the event


Engage in participatory/active learning (e.g. group exercises)

required required

After the event

Refine your case study idea, based on what you have learned required optional
Fill in the post-event survey required required


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