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Developing research impact guidelines

28 September 2017
13:15 - 14:30

Date: 28 September 2017 

Time:  12h30 – 14h30 
Venues: Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town


Dr Yu Ke, Dr Ian Edelstein, Bitso Bitso, Balungile Shandu, Musa Masiza, Isabel Magaya, Tshepo Mokwele, Research Use and Impact Assessment programme, HSRC

This seminar reports on the literature review conducted for the project titled ‘Developing Research Impact Guidelines for the HSRC’. The work outlines the importance of defining both the scope and purpose prior to conducting a research impact assessment. The main discussion will center around the multitude of challenges in assessing research impact, as well as the various research impact assessment frameworks and data collection methods. It concludes by proposing the possible ways forward.

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The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of the DST.

Cape Town : HSRC, 116-118 Merchant House, Buitengracht Street, Cape Town. Contact: Carmen August ,Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299 or e-mail:

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Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811 or e-mail: