The LSE Impact Blog published ‘To unlock ECR Impact, create stable career identities’, blogpost by ENRESSH members Corina Balaban and Paul Benneworth. They highlight key structural barriers that limit the impact of Early Career Investigator research and argue for the need to introduce an ethos and long term vision to deliver impact in higher education organisations.
On 30 April Belgian ENRESSH members organised a national ENRESSH day to exchange knowledge on evaluation and impact of the social sciences and humanities with stakeholders. ENRESSH collaborated with the University of Saint Louis-Bruxelles, the University of Antwerp, the Ministry of Wallonia-Brussels Federation and hub.brussels in delivering this day.
The day was a huge succes. About 60 participants from a variety of professional backgrounds participated – policy makers, research evaluators, academic researchers and representatives of funding agencies, the rectors’ conference as well as the European University Association and the Young European Research Universities. Many of them expressed their positive opinion about the day. The programme and presentations give an impression of the Belgian ENRESSH day can be found here.
ENRESSH is one of the founding signatories of the Helsinki Initiative on Multilingualism in Scholarly Communication. Policy-makers, leaders, universities, research institutions, research funders, libraries, and researchers are invited to sign the Helsinki Initiative to promote multilingualism in scholarly communication.
ENRESSH supports the Helsinki Initiative with its statement ‘Balanced Multilingualism in Scholarly Communication’, which is available in multiple languages over here.
ENRESSH launches its working paper series. The first working paper, “Impact evaluation in Norway and in the UK- A comparative study, based on REF 2014 and Humeval 2015-2017”, is by Marta Wróblewska
EXTENDED DEADLINE RESSH 2019: 24th April
VALENCIA, 19 · 20 SEPTEMBER 2019
The RESSH conferences are founding events in the history of ENRESSH as this is where it all started! As ENRESSH draws to a close, the next steps will once more take place at RESSH, so this is the place to be.
The flagship event of EvalHum, RESSH brings together ENRESSH and EvalHum members and the wider world of research evaluation in the SSH. It aims to be a small friendly event where the priority is the exchange of ideas.
The next conference will take place in the beautiful city of Valencia immediately after the ENRESSH meeting.
Don’t miss the new deadline! For full details https://ressh2019.webs.upv.es/
This is the 3rd EVALHUM sponsored event following the highly successful meetings in Rennes (2015) and Antwerpen (2017). Details of past events and of EvalHum membership can be found on our website – www.evalhum.eu
Michael Ochsner and Corina Balaban were invited to present the work of ENRESSH during a workshop of the international Knowscience project. Knowscience ‘focuses on understanding the interplay between policy instruments intended to govern higher education and research and the informal rules and processes that have developed for ensuring the quality of the knowledge they produce’. Michael delivered his keynote speech ‘National Research Evaluation Systems, Research Quality and the SSH’. Corina gave a presentation on motivations of early career SSH researchers to engage in ‘impactful’ research.
During the 4th Management Committee Meeting in Podgorica (8th March, 2019), ten members received the ENRESSH Fellow Status for their substantive contribution to the progress of activities within the network.
These ENRESSH Fellows are:
- Marta Wróblewska
- Karolina Lendák-Kabók
- Rita Faria
- Agnė Girkontaitė
- Reetta Muhonen
- Jorge Mañana-Rodríguez
- Dragan Ivanović
- Linda Sīle
- Marc Vanholsbeeck
- Antun Plenković
More information about the status of ENRESSH fellow can be found here.