EOSC-Life Exchange of Experience and Training on Impact Assessment

Date & Time 30-31 March 2023
Location Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This face-to-face workshop (lunch to lunch) is co-organised by EATRIS and the European Future Innovation System (EFIS) Centre, and will be hosted by EATRIS hub in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

The workshop aims to facilitate exchange of experiences among various RI on the complex topic of impact assessment. As monitoring requirements of RI in Europe increase (e.g. ESFRI, national funders), RI must make sure that they strengthen their in-house expertise in impact assessment, so that they can autonomously develop effective ways to monitor, document and communicate the impact of their infrastructure, including at node level. The workshop will be as hands-on as possible, as it aims to go past impact assessment theories and explore the tools, methodologies and concrete practices RI have already explored and learned from. 

  • Date f2f workshop: 30 & 31 March 2023 (lunch-to-lunch)
  • Location: EATRIS, Amsterdam, NL 
  • Costs: Registration is free, travel and accommodation not included
  • Application: The face-to-face workshop will have capacity for maximum 15 participants. 
  • Agenda: see full agenda

Applicants will be selected on a first-come first-served basis, taking into account the prior experience of candidates with impact assessment and a balanced participation of members from different RI and EOSC projects. Those interested in joining the workshop must use this form no later than 17 February 2022. Priority will be given to life science RI, but applications from other clusters are also encouraged. We will review applications on a rolling basis to select suitable candidates until the 15 places available are filled. A waiting list will be established if needed.

Target audience

This training is aimed at mid-level and senior staff working for (life science) research infrastructures’ hubs or nodes, already familiar with impact assessment (e.g. you have attended impact workshops before and you understand the theory behind impact pathways, and/or you have directly supported your organisation with impact assessment).  

Learning outcome face-to-face workshop

By the end of the workshop, participants will have been introduced to methods and tools they can use to monitor and assess their socio-economic impact, and will have identified the next concrete steps they need to take to strengthen their RI’s assessment practices.