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ASIRPA: socio-economic analysis of the diversity of Impacts of Public Research for Agriculture

Scientific and dissemination publications

- Statistical analysis of INRA's "salient fact" database

7 impact patterns were identified. These results were peresented at several international conferences (R&D Management, Grenoble 23-25 May 2012 ; Evaluation of STI policies, instruments and organization, Vienna, Austria 14-15 November 2013) and published in Research policy:

A. Gaunand, A. Hocdé, S. Lemarié, M. Matt, E. de Turckheim (2012). How does public agricultural research impact society? Towards a characterization of various pathways. Research Policy 44, 849-861. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2015.01.009

- Designing of a comprehensive approach for societal impact assessment of a Public Research Organization

This approach includes case definition, case selection process (notably grounded on 'salient facts'), standard design for case investigation and scaling-up from individual case results to the level of the organization. This work is related to several publications:

L. Colinet, A. Gaunand, A. Hocdé, P-B. Joly, P. Larédo et al (2012). Une approche multidimensionnelle de la mesure des effets de lafor case investigation recherche publique agronomique : le cas de l’INRA in O. Glassey, J.P. Leresche, O. Moeschler (eds), Penser la valeur d’usage des Sciences, Presses Universitaires de Lausanne, 2012.

P-B. Joly, A. Gaunand, L. Colinet, P. Larédo, S. Lemarié, M. Matt (July 2015). ASIRPA: A comprehensive theory-based approach to assessing the societal impacts of a research organization. Research Evaluation, 24(4), 440-453. doi: 10.1093/reseval/rvv015

P-B. Joly, L. Colinet, A. Gaunand, S. Lemarié, P. Larédo, M. Matt (2015). L’évaluation peut-elle améliorer l’impact de la recherche? L’approche ASIRPA. Gérer et Comprendre, N°122, décembre 2015.

- Comparative and typological analysis of 33 impact case studies from INRA

Matt, M., Gaunand, A., Joly, P.-B., Colinet, L., 2016. Opening the black box of impact – Ideal-type impact pathways in a public agricultural research organization. Research Policy in press. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2016.09.016

- Metrics for quantifiying the political impact of research

A. Gaunand, L. Colinet, M. Matt, P.-B. Joly, 2016. Measuring the political impact of science. Working paper LISIS.

- ASIRPA project report 2014:

After 3 years, the first results of ASIRPA were released by INRA CEO, François Houllier, at the parliament (OPECST). See the video on INRA's website.

- Participation to international conferences :

  • "R&D Management" Grenoble 2012
  • · “EU-SPRI conference”, Karlsruhe, 2012
  • · “ANR-NSF conference”, Paris 2012
  • · "Evaluation of STI policies, instruments and organization", Vienne 2013
  • · "OECD-ESTONIA Workshop on Impact Assessment: Practices, Techniques, and Policy Challenges”, Tallin, 2014
  • · "Socio-economic Impact of Biomedical Research and Innovation", Santander 2015
  • · "European Association of Agricultural Economists conference", Chania 2015
  • "OpenEvaluation 2016", Vienna 2016

- Case studies issued in technical and extension reviews

- Organization of scientific workshop :

  • · « ASIRPA International Conference», Paris, Novembre, 2012
  • · « Assessing impact of public policies- impact of public research. Which complementarities? », Paris, Juin 2012
  • · Colloque national de restitution, Paris, 26 novembre 2012
  •   Colloque interne de restitution, Paris, 24 janvier 2013
  • · « ImpAR conference: Impacts of agricultural research - an approach of societal values», 3-4 Novembre 2015, Paris: