The societal impact of applied health research

Towards a quality assessment system

Raad voor de Medische Wetenschap (RMW), Subcommissie Gezondheids(zorg)onderzoek (GZO)

2002 | 52 pages | ISBN 90-6984-360-9 | Euro 9,00

In addition to scientific quality, societal impact is an explicit objective for important areas of applied health research. An accepted methodology for the evaluation of the societal impact of applied health research, however, was until now not available. The present report represents a general outline for an evaluation methodology of societal impact of applied health research, including potentially suitable indicators, as a basis for further specification and development. Relevant output categories and a qualitative description of indicators of societal impact for various possible applications are listed in the report.