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- Main Title Peer Review and the Ex Ante Assessment of Societal Impacts
Author: Holbrook, J. BrittCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Author: Frodeman, RobertCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Name: Beech TreePlace of Publication: [Guildford, United Kingdom]
- Creation: 2011
- Content Description: Article discussing peer review and the ex ante assessment of societal impacts.
- Physical Description: 13 p.
- Keyword: peer review
- Keyword: scientific research
- Keyword: funding agencies
- Journal: Research Evaluation, 2011, Guildford: Beech Tree Publishing, pp. 239-246
- Publication Title: Research Evaluation
- Volume: 20
- Issue: 3
- Page Start: 239
- Page End: 246
- Peer Reviewed: True
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT College of Arts and SciencesCode: UNTCAS
- Rights Access: public
- DOI: 10.3152/095820211X12941371876788
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc38888
- Academic Department: Philosophy and Religion Studies
- 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.