This repository includes only research projects that are having or had social impact. The evidence is peer reviewed and scored (1 to 10) according to the following criteria. A score of 1 is already a good result, because it means there is some social impact, comparing to many other research or studies which are not good enough in social impact to be included in this repository.

Social Impact Scores are assigned according to the evidence of social improvements related to official social targets (such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Europe 2020 agenda, and others) and the evidence related to the following criteria:

  • Connection to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, EU2020 targets or other similar official social targets.
  • Percentage of improvement achieved in relation to the starting situation. (For instance, in the case of employment, it could relate to number of jobs created as a result of implementing an action based on project findings).
  • Transferability of the impact. The actions based on the project findings have been successfully implemented in more than one context.
  • Publication by scientific journals (with a recognized impact) or by governmental or non-governmental official bodies.
  • Sustainability. The impact achieved by the action based on project findings, has showed to be sustainable throughout time.

In the following table, scores range from 1 to 10, according to degree of fulfillment of the previous five criteria:


CRITERIA SCORE

The impact meets ALL the following criteria:

  • Connection to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, EU2020 target or other similar official social targets
  • Has achieved more than 30% of improvement
  • Transferability: at least implemented in 2 different contexts
  • Social impact published on scientific journals with recognized impact (at least 1 article), governmental or non-governmental official bodies
  • Sustainability of the impact throughout time
10

The impact meets ALL the following criteria:

  • Connection to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, EU2020 target or other similar official social targets
  • Has achieved between 20% and 29% of improvement
  • Transferability: at least implemented in 2 different contexts
  • Social impact published on scientific journals with recognized impact (at least 1 article), governmental or non-governmental official bodies
  • Sustainability of the impact throughout time
9

The impact meets ALL the following criteria:

  • Connection to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, EU2020 target or other similar official social targets
  • Has achieved between 10% and 19% of improvement
  • Transferability: at least implemented in 2 different contexts
  • Social impact published on scientific journals with recognized impact (at least 1 article), governmental or non-governmental official bodies
  • Sustainability of the impact throughout time
8

The impact meets ALL the following criteria:

  • Connection to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, EU2020 target or other similar official social targets
  • Has achieved some % of improvement
  • Transferability: at least implemented in 2 different contexts
  • Social impact published on scientific journals with recognized impact (at least 1 article), governmental or non-governmental official bodies
  • Sustainability of the impact throughout time
7

The impact meets ALL the following criteria:

  • Connection to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, EU2020 target or other similar official social targets
  • Has achieved some % of improvement

And at least TWO of the following criteria:

  • Transferability: at least implemented in 2 different contexts
  • Social impact published on scientific journals with recognized impact (at least 1 article), governmental or non-governmental official bodies
  • Sustainability of the impact throughout time
6

The impact meets ALL the following criteria:

  • Connection to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, EU2020 target or other similar official social targets
  • Has achieved some % of improvement

And at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • Transferability: at least implemented in 2 different contexts
  • Social impact published on scientific journals with recognized impact (at least 1 article), governmental or non-governmental official bodies
  • Sustainability of the impact throughout time
5

The impact meets ALL the following criteria:

  • Connection to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, EU2020 target or other similar official social targets
  • Has achieved some % of improvement
4

The impact meets ALL the following criteria:

  • Connection to at least one target DIFFERENT FROM United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, EU2020 target or other similar official social targets
  • Has achieved some % of improvement

And at least TWO of the following criteria:

  • Transferability: at least implemented in 2 different contexts
  • Social impact published on scientific journals with recognized impact (at least 1 article), governmental or non-governmental official bodies
  • Sustainability of the impact throughout time
3

The impact meets ALL the following criteria:

  • Connection to at least one target DIFFERENT FROM United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, EU2020 target or other similar official social targets
  • Has achieved some % of improvement

And at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • Transferability: at least implemented in 2 different contexts
  • Social impact published on scientific journals with recognized impact (at least 1 article), governmental or non-governmental official bodies
  • Sustainability of the impact throughout time
2

At least ONE impact achieved which meets ALL the following criteria:

  • Connection to at least one target DIFFERENT FROM United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, EU2020 target or other similar official social targets
  • Has achieved some % of improvement
1

In those projects with more than one identified social impact, a score will be allocated for each of them. The final score for social impact of a given project will be the highest score obtained.