The Medical Research Council (MRC) wished to better understand the wider impact of MRC research output on society and the economy. The MRC wanted to: compare the strengths of different types of funding and areas of research; identify the good news stories and successes it can learn from. As an initial step in this process RAND Europe: (1) examined the range of output and outcome information MRCalready collected; and (2) to used that analysis to suggest how data collection could be improved. This report outlines the approach taken to the second part of this exercise and focuses on the development of a new survey instrument to support the MRC’s data collection approach. Readers should bear in mind that some later stages of survey development and implementation were conducted exclusively by the MRC and are not reported here.
Table of Contents
Conceptualising the System
Choosing an Appropriate Tool for Research Evaluation
Developing a Survey Tool to Support the MRC's Research portfolio evaluation
Testing and Improving the Survey Tool with Stakeholders
Mapping Output Frameworks
Comparing Research Pathways
This research in this report was sponsored by the Medical Research Council (UK) and conducted by RAND Europe.
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