EU funded research is aimed at creating a positive impact on its citizens.
To ascertain research outcomes in terms of acceptance among relevant
stakeholders and of risks and benefits for society is therefore an essential
part of all EU funded research projects.
In order to tackle the issue of impact of EU research projects a group of
experienced researchers from the University of Bamberg formed the Center for
Impact Research (CIR). They pursue a holistic approach striving to analyze
academic, cultural, economic, political and societal impact by applying a
broad variety of scientific methods. In order to identify the expected
benefits of the EU research for society CIR takes into account all relevant
stakeholders, different timescales (immedi-ate, medium-term, long-term), and
scales from local to European level.
CIR offers cooperation in EU funded research proposals and projects across
the whole framework programme providing tailor-made strategies towards
impact and their implementation. CIR is a reliable partner drawing on the
interdisciplinary expertise of its members. CIR also benefits from the
University of Bamberg’s strong focus on Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH)
and is therefore fle-xible to adapt to specific project needs and has the
means of relevant integration of SSH into projects from other research