Benedikt Fecher

Benedikit FecherAlexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Since 2017, Benedikt Fecher has headed the “Knowledge & Society” research programme at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. The programme addresses issues at the interfaces of science and digitisation and education and digitisation.

Benedikt is co-editor of the blog journal Elephant in the Lab, which critically examines the scientific system and a member of the editorial board of Publications, an open access journal. In his research, Benedikt deals with questions concerning the governance of science and innovation, in particular with the topics of impact and third mission, open science/open access and research infrastructures.

This 2hrs workshop deals with research impact and the question how scientific knowledge transpires into society. A specific focus lies on the question what quality means in transfer activities. Participants will learn basic concepts of societal impact, learn how to use a model for knowledge transfer, and use it for their own research topics.