Evaluating whether a portfolio of funded research projects (of a research council), or a portfolio of research papers (the output of a university) is relevant for science and for society requires two-dimensional mapping of the project portfolio: (i) projecting the portfolio on a science map showing how the portfolio fits into and possibly shapes the research fronts, and (ii) projecting the portfolio on a map of societal challenges, showing where the portfolio links to societal challenges or innovation. This requires evaluating the portfolio in two different ‘languages’: a technical language relating projects to the research front, and a societal language relating the projects to societal challenges. In this paper, we demonstrate a method for doing so. The advantage is that the method is much less dependent on subjective classifications by single experts or a small group of experts, and that it is rather user-friendly.
|Title of host publication||Eu-SPRI 2019 - Science, technology and innovation policies for sustainable development goals, Roma, 5-7 June|
|Subtitle of host publication||Book of Abstracts|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|