“The purpose of impact assessment is to monitor the Foundation’s strategic goals, to enable fact-based communication to society and to create new knowledge on the impact of research funding: what works and what does not.”

 

Thomas Alslev Christensen, Head of Operations, Novo Nordisk Foundation

“The purpose of impact assessment is to monitor the Foundation’s strategic goals, to enable fact-based communication to society and to create new knowledge on the impact of research funding: what works and what does not.”

 

Thomas Alslev Christensen, Head of Operations, Novo Nordisk Foundation

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Karsten Vrangbæk receives DKK 10 million to investigate the impact of research on health and disease.

The Foundation’s activities matter to the public

We have a legal obligation to demonstrate that we are funding activities in accordance with our Articles of Association. We are therefore accountable to our Board of Directors and are responsible to ensure transparency to the general public.

Analysis is pivotal for accountability and for learning

Delivering insight for accountability requires analysis based on extensive and timely data collection. Analysis stimulates thoughts for learning used for improving grant instruments or developing new instruments for improving the allocation of funds. Questions of interest to answer include whether the outcomes of the grant instrument activities meet the objectives set but also whether other unintended or unconsidered outcomes occur.