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Let researchers pick their impact measures, social scientists say

Researchers should be able to choose an impact model to measure their work against when writing proposals for EU funding, a group representing social scientists and humanities researchers has said.

In a policy paper published on 2 April, the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities questioned recent European Commission proposals to update impact measurement.

Although the alliance welcomed the Commission’s move towards using diverse data to measure impact, it said the assumption that all knowledge should follow a linear path to being used was wrong. 

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