The Impact of Science and the Science of Impact

NZ Association of Scientists Presentation (923 KB)

Published: 2016

Author: Adam Jaffe

Event: New Zealand Association of Scientists Conference 26 April 2016

This is Adam Jaffe's presentation to the NZAS Conference.

Funders of research have an obligation to measure and seek to maximize the effectiveness of their programmes in terms of their public objectives. While advancement of science is a legitimate public objective, broader economic and social impact is increasingly sought. Policy choices seeking to maximize impact should be based on systematic evidence.