'Understanding research collaboration in scientific teams using a Diversity Approach to Research Evaluation'

- Please choose: TBC # Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex.

6th Feb 2020

12:30 - 13:30

Old Surgeons' Hall first-floor seminar room

A lunch hour workshop discussion on the topic of evaluating research collaborations, led by researchers from the Science Policy Research Unit, at the University of Sussex. They will present the Diversity Approach to Research Evaluation (DARE) as a new way to think about and analyse research collaborations. DARE places emphasis on understanding how research collaborations draw together diverse individuals, in terms of experience, contexts and background. Participants will be invited to identify and discuss different types of diversity that may have an important role in research collaborations.  ​

What is DARE?​

DARE is an evaluation approach developed by a team of academic investigators and supported by grants from the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust. DARE aims to improve understanding of collaborative research processes by combining quantitative measures of team diversity with qualitative analyses of the processes employed in collaborative research.​

What is the purpose of the seminar?​

The aim of this seminar is to inform the further development of DARE and to increase its utility, as part of a wider programme of academic research on research, in relation to science policy. The seminar is one of a series of seminars that the research team are holding with a range of stakeholders, including researchers, research administrators and funders. Participants are invited to contribute to this research workshop on the basis of informed consent and anonymity.​

For further information on this research, you can visit sussex.ac.uk/spru/research/dare