Measuring research impact: Part 2 – Influencing behaviour. – NFMRINFMRI

29th June 2017

Measurements and rewards influence behaviour. They not only influence what is performed, but also what is not.

Key performance indicators are often used to measure the performance of employees; they prioritise activities and drive behaviour. The measures, rewards and potential of future grant successes that funders of research and their employers put into the research system also influence behaviour.

Large and direct influencers can overshadow the needs of smaller research funders and those without substantive researcher or institution rewards. As Part 1 of Measuring Research Impact highlights, different funders have different goals, needs and measures of success. Part 1 also highlights the need to review and change the approach to measurement, with the poll showing that current metrics impede or distract from translation

http://nfmri.org.au/measuring-research-impact-part-2-influencing-behaviour/

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