Demonstrating impact is central to ensuring the long-term sustainability of a research infrastructure. Building on existing impact assessment frameworks (e.g. developed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD, or by the European Strategic Forum on Research Infrastructures ESFRI) focused on research infrastructures, we will collaborate to adapt and refine these approaches based on the needs and specificities of the Italian, Norwegian and Portuguese Nodes of ELIXIR.
This effort by ELIXIR Portugal, Norway and Italy will be undertaken through continuous sharing among team members, and in close collaboration with the ELIXIR Hub. In addition, opportunities to collect contributions from other ELIXIR Nodes will be taken advantage of, namely via direct requests for feedback, short surveys and/or semi-structured interviews. Synergies with relevant ELIXIR activities will be sought, e.g. the RI-PATHS project (“Research Infrastructures Pathways of Impact”) and the ELIXIR-CONVERGE project.
The project is being continued and expanded to more ELIXIR Nodes through Impact evaluation at Node-level - getting it done.
For any question or query, contact Corinne Martin (corinne.martin [at] elixir-europe.org (subject: Empowering%20ELIXIR%20Nodes%20to%20measure%20and%20communicate%20their%20performance%20and%20impact) ). If you are part of ELIXIR, you can access impact-related resources (requires login) as part of ELIXIR's Impact Focus Group.