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ASIRPA: socio-economic analysis of the diversity of Impacts of Public Research for Agriculture


Articles, books and reports written by the ASIRPA team

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IINRAE places science, innovation and expertise at the heart of its relations with society, in order to strengthen the culture of impact. The numerous publications of the results of the ASIRPA project contribute to this, by showing the societal impacts of INRAE research.

ASIRPA Real Time


Joly P.B., Matt M., Robinson DKR. 2019. “Research Impact Assessment: from ex post to real-time assessment”, fteval Journal, 47, 35-40,
Joly P.B., Matt M., 2017 “Towards a new generation of research impact assessment approaches”. J Technol Transf (2017).

International conferences

Matt M., Robinson DKR, van Dis R., Joly PB, Colinet L. 2021. “ASIRPA Real-Time: a method to steer research towards desired societal transformations”, accepted at EUSPRI Oslo, June 9-11, in a track called “assessing the transformative potential of R&I Policies” organized by Robinson DKR, Matt M. & Molas Gallart J.  
Joly P.B., Matt M., Robinson DKR, Colinet L. 2020. “ASIRPA real-time: towards a real time impact assessment framework for transformative research” EUSPRI 2020 conference – online.
Joly P.B., Matt M., Robinson DKR, Colinet L. 2019. “ASIRPART: Towards a real time impact assessment method for transformational research” TIPC Conference, Valencia, 4-5 Novembre 2019
Joly P.B., Matt M., Robinson DKR, Colinet L. 2019. “Real time impact assessment for transformational research – A literature review and a research agenda” in a session organized by PB Joly and J. Molas Gallart and chaired by J. Edler Eu-Spri Rome 5-7 June 2019
Joly P.B., Matt M., Robinson DKR. 2018. “Research impact assessment: from ex post to real time assessment”, Fteval, Vienne, Novembre 2018


About us!

- Smit, Jorrit P, et Laurens K Hessels. « The Production of Scientific and Societal Value in Research Evaluation: A Review of Societal Impact Assessment Methods ». Research Evaluation, 11 avril 2021, rvab002.
La méthode ASIRPA prise en compte dans une analyse internationale de 10 approches d'évaluation de l'impact sociétal de la recherche.

Training (in french)

- SPOC en ligne disponible only for INRAE scientist
  SPOC : Small Private Online Course


- L. Colinet, A. Gaunand, P-B. Joly, M. Matt (2017). Des barèmes génériques pour évaluer les impacts de la recherche
sur la société : l'exemple des impacts politiques. Cahiers Agricultures, 25(6):1-10.
- PB. Joly, M. Matt (July 2017). Towards a new generation of Research Impact Assessment approaches. Journal of
Technology Transfer, 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s10961-017-9601-0.
- A. Gaunand, L. Colinet, P.-B. Joly, M. Matt (2017). Counting what really counts? Assessing the political impact of
science. Journal of Technology Transfer, in press. DOI: 10.1007/s10961-017-9605-9.
- M. Matt, A. Gaunand, P.-B. Joly, L. Colinet (2017). Opening the black box of impact - Ideal-type impact pathways in a
public agricultural research organization. Research Policy, 46(1), 207-218.
- Journal of Technology Transfer. Towards a new generation of research impact assessment approaches: Joly, PB. &
Matt, M. J Technol Transf (2017).
- Cahiers de l’Agriculture : Évaluer les impacts des recherches en agriculture sur la société : outils, méthodes, études de
cas. A. Gaunand, L. Temple, G.Trouche, 2017. 27(1).
- A. Gaunand, A. Hocdé, S. Lemarié, M. Matt, E. de Turckheim (2015). How does public agricultural research impact
society? Towards a characterization of various pathways. Research Policy 44, 849-861.
- Joly, P.-B., Colinet, L., Gaunand, A., Lemarié, S., Matt, M., 2016. Agricultural Research Impact Assessment: Issues,
Methods and Challenges. OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers N°98. OECD Publishing, Paris.
- P-B. Joly, A. Gaunand, L. Colinet, P. Larédo, S. Lemarié, M. Matt (2015). ASIRPA: A comprehensive theory-based
approach to assessing the societal impacts of a research organization. Research Evaluation, 24(4) 1-14. DOI:10.1093/reseval/rvv015.
- P-B. Joly, L. Colinet, A. Gaunand, S. Lemarié, P. Larédo, M. Matt (2015). Évaluer l’impact sociétal de la recherche pour
apprendre à le gérer : l’approche ASIRPA et l’exemple de la recherche agronomique. Gérer et Comprendre, N°122, 31-
42, décembre 2015.
- J-P Butault, S. Lemarié, A. Musolesi, F. Huard, M. Simioni, B. Schmitt (2015). L’impact de la recherche agronomique sur
la productivité agricole française. Une approche par le taux de rentabilité interne (TRI) des dépenses publiques
affectées à la recherche agronomique en France. INRA Sciences Sociales, N° 1/2015 - Septembre 2015.
- J-P. Butault, S. Lemarié, A. Musolesi, B. Schmitt, 2015. The impact of agronomic research on French agricultural
productivity: an estimation of the internal rate of return. Presented at the ImpAR Conference, INRA, Paris.
- L. Colinet, P-B. Joly, A. Gaunand, M. Matt, P. Larédo., S. Lemarié. (2014). ASIRPA
Analyse des Impacts de la Recherche Publique Agronomique. Rapport final. Rapport préparé pour l’Inra. Paris, France.
- L. Colinet, A. Gaunand, A. Hocdé, P-B. Joly, S. Lemarié, M. Matt, P. Larédo (2012). Une approche multidimensionnelle de la mesure des effets de la recherche publique agronomique : le cas de l’INRA in O. Glassey, J.P. Leresche, O. Moeschler (eds), Penser la valeur d’usage des Sciences, Presses Universitaires de Lausanne, 2012.

International conférences

- "R&D Management" Grenoble 2012, "Evaluation of STI policies, instruments and organization", Vienne 2013 ;
- "European Association of Agricultural Economists conference", Chania 2015, "Socio-economic Impact of Biomedical
Research and Innovation", Santander 2015; “ImpAR”, Paris 2015; « Open-Evaluation», Vienne 2016.

Technical journal

- Andrivon, D., Le Hingrat, Y., Glais, L., Helias, V., Le Roux, Quéré, B., Colinet, L., Gaunand, A., 2014. Recherche: Outils de
diagnostic. Au service de la qualité sanitaire du plant. Potato Planet N°48
- Bardy, M., Gaunand, A., Colinet, L., Saby, N., Arrouays, D., Munier-Jolain, N., 2016. An assessment of the societal
impacts of French soil databases. Presented at the 2nd Global Soil Security Conference, Paris.