Peer Review and the Ex Ante Assessment of Societal Impacts Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Peer Review and the Ex Ante Assessment of Societal Impacts

Creator

  • Author: Holbrook, J. Britt
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Frodeman, Robert
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Publisher

  • Name: Beech Tree
    Place of Publication: [Guildford, United Kingdom]

Date

  • Creation: 2011

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Article discussing peer review and the ex ante assessment of societal impacts.
  • Physical Description: 13 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: peer review
  • Keyword: scientific research
  • Keyword: funding agencies

Source

  • Journal: Research Evaluation, 2011, Guildford: Beech Tree Publishing, pp. 239-246

Citation

  • Publication Title: Research Evaluation
  • Volume: 20
  • Issue: 3
  • Page Start: 239
  • Page End: 246
  • Peer Reviewed: True

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
    Code: UNTCAS

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • DOI: 10.3152/095820211X12941371876788
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc38888

Degree

  • Academic Department: Philosophy and Religion Studies

Note

  • Display Note: Abstract: Funding agencies and research councils around the world rely on peer review to assess the potential impacts of proposed research. This article compares the procedures of two major public science agencies - the US National Science Foundation and the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme - for evaluating ex ante the potential societal impact of research proposals. In this paper we survey the state of the art and discuss some of the conceptual questions that arise in using ex ante peer review to assess the societal impact of scientific research.