Indicators for measuring the contributions of individual knowledge brokers

Maag, Simon; Alexander, Timothy; Kase, Robert; Hoffmann, Sabine (2018). Indicators for measuring the contributions of individual knowledge brokers. Environmental science & policy, 89, pp. 1-9. Elsevier 10.1016/j.envsci.2018.06.002

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An increasing number of knowledge brokers work at the interface between research, policy and practice. Their function is to facilitate processes to foster mutual learning among research, policy and practice. For some knowledge brokers, practical methodologies to assess the quality of their work is an important concern. While frameworks exist for assessing research impact at the level of a project or program, few are available for assessing contributions of individual knowledge brokers. In response to this, we have compiled a set of indicators to measure the quantity and quality of the contributions of individual knowledge brokers to projects, programs or platforms at the interface between research, policy and practice. The set is based on a review of the literature and the experience of a group of knowledge brokers active in water research and management in Switzerland, including the co-authors of this article. The set can be used by knowledge brokers to identify ways to improve the effectiveness of their practices and to demonstrate the benefit of their work to their employers and other stakeholders. Our approach is flexible enough that it can be applied where there are limited resources available for assessment.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE) > Aquatic Ecology

UniBE Contributor:

Alexander, Timothy

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

1462-9011

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marcel Häsler

Date Deposited:

22 Feb 2019 09:13

Last Modified:

07 Dec 2019 16:11

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.envsci.2018.06.002

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.123413

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/123413

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