ENRESSH - European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities
The “European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities” is a COST Action, starting in April 2016 and ending in April 2020. Proposed by a group of some 20 researchers from 16 countries, it currently brings together more than 125 participants from 36 countries.
ENRESSH aims to propose clear best practices in the field of SSH research evaluation. The Action brings together numerous experts, such as researchers in evaluation studies, policy makers and members of evaluation units, as well as researchers from SSH disciplines. Its approach is based on the comparison and the cross fertilisation of strands of work dedicated to SSH research evaluation, currently under development in different parts of Europe, seeking to avoid unnecessary duplication and to upscale results.
Its main aims, deeply interrelated, are:
• to improve evaluation procedures in order to take into account the diversity and the wealth of SSH research;
• to make a robust case for the ways in which the SSH add value to the society;
• to help SSH scholars better appropriate their research agenda and overcome fragmentation.
During the subsequent years, the project team will organize conferences, workshops and meetings to bridge the gap between scholars in SSH research evaluation, research managers and policy makers.