Online Survey

The online survey collects current patterns of opinions and attitudes about societal impact as a concept, including aspects that are consensual and those that are currently debated and contested. On top, the survey collects views on assessment frameworks and other strategies or initiatives aiming at strengthening societal impact.

Our approach is characterized by conceptual openness, as it acknowledges a broad range of possible opinions of the concept and variability. We did not provide our own definition on societal impact but raised different aspects that might be key for its understanding, leaving it up to the respondents to rate the relevance of respective aspects.

What is societal impact? How do respondents define it?

What is the role of science in society?

What should be the focus of impact assessments?

How can we best advance societal impact?

Can societal impact agendas do any harm to science?

What do the experts say?