We prepare and present new analyses, new data and new knowledge for the Foundation’s Board of Directors that assist the Board in its strategic work and its knowledge about the impact of funding science and capacity- building in society.
We produce and publish an annual impact report that monitors and measures the societal impact of the Foundation’s grant-awarding activities.
We produce internal reports, analyses, statistics and evaluation documents that are used for dialogue between the Foundation’s Executive Management and grant recipients, for development new initiatives and for improving existing initiatives.
We develop novel analyses, create new knowledge on science policy and support the creation of databases and the collection of new and better data that can be used for impact studies.
We develop terms of reference for mid-term evaluations, key performance indicators, success criteria and evaluations that support the development of new initiatives and measure the results, cost and benefits of existing initiatives.
We support the creation of international impact assessment networks, collaboration and exchange of knowledge on impact assessment.
We engage in close dialogue with key stakeholders internally and externally, with grant recipients and with other funding bodies in Denmark and internationally.
We communicate our results and reports at conferences, seminars and workshops, on websites and to our stakeholders and collaboration partners.
Collecting an appropriate evidence base of input, outputs, outcomes and impacts that have arisen and assessing the impact of funding are key parts of our science-of-science agenda.
The Foundation’s payouts for research, education, innovation and other purposes lead to the production of knowledge and other activities such as changes to treatment guidelines or the development of clinical interventions.
These activities may influence other researchers, the public sector and private companies and may eventually improve economic activity and the health and welfare of people.
We focus on systematically collecting input, output and outcome data from our grant recipients.
Sources of information include the Foundation’s grant administration system based on the SmartSimple technology platform, the online reporting system researchfish®, own surveys and external sources such as Web of Science and Scopus. This helps us to optimize our data collection.
The methods used to measure the impact of research combine quantitative and qualitative data approaches, including in-depth bibliometric and econometric studies as well as surveys and cases.
Since there are time lags between initiating activities and the impact we use trend analyses (time series) as well as single-period benchmark performance.
We work with research institutions and evaluation organizations to conduct surveys and qualitative analysis.
We collaborate with public and private Danish and international organizations to obtain access to all types of data.