Scientific excellence is just one of the many paths to societal impact

Recently the LSE Impact blog posted and entry by Richard Woolley and I where we comment on the dangers of trying to link scientific excellence and societal impact. Assessing the societal impact of research is now the big challenge in research evaluation. Until recently, evaluative and policy efforts were placed on promoting the so-called ‘excellent Read more about Scientific excellence is just one of the many paths to societal impact[…]