Translation between Innovation, Transfer and Evaluation

Start of the project: 01-Jan-2019 - End of the project: 31-Dec-2019

The project builds on the results and activities from prior and ongoing investigations and develops them further with the following aims: First the concept of translation needs to be further refined to take up on ongoing debates around innovation, knowledge transfer and co-operation on the one hand and to structure the existing translation literature on the other. Second, the refined term will serve as a vantage point to triangulate between the empirical and theoretical research currently done within the research cluster Evaluation Practices in Science and Higher Education.

  1. The refinement of the term translation is advanced in three main directions: its relationship with innovation research, concepts of knowledge transfer, and with regard to the paradigm of Open Innovation/Science.
  2. The combination of questions regarding translation and evaluation systems can be empirically grounded by analysing the research landscape in Berlin using the example of the new excellence framework Exzellenzstrategie (Extra)

Bearing in mind that translational research processes often also translate into evaluation contexts, it is especially relevant for science studies to augment the perspectives of translational research with a systematic perspective on the scientific evaluation system.
Particular attention is also paid to the question whether domain specific concepts of translation in the life sciences, Actor Network Theory (ANT) (Latour/Callon) and Science and Technology Studies (e.g. “boundary objects” (Star/Griesemer)) converge or diverge.

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Publications

It’s worth the trouble. On valuation studies and climate change.

Frisch, T., Laser, S., Matthäus, S., & Schendzielorz, C. (2021).
It’s worth the trouble. On valuation studies and climate change. In: Engels, A. (Hrsg.), economic sociology_the european electronic newsletter22(2). economic sociology_the european electronic newsletter, https://econsoc.mpifg.de/43390/03_Frisch-et-al_Econsoc-NL_22-2_March2021.pdf (Abgerufen am: 12.03.2021).

Die Regierung der Wissenschaft im Peer Review.

Schendzielorz, C., & Reinhart, M. (2020).
Die Regierung der Wissenschaft im Peer Review. der moderne Staat- Zeitschrift für Public Policy, Recht und Management, 1/2020, 101-123. Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich. https://doi.org/10.3224/dms.v13i1.10
Presentations

The ethnographers positionality vis-à-vis legitimate knowledge in science.

Schendzielorz, C., unter Mitarbeit von Marguin, S. (2020, August).
The ethnographers positionality vis-à-vis legitimate knowledge in science. Vortrag auf der EASST/4S 2020 Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and agency of STS in emerging worlds, 18.8.-21.08.2020, Prague, Czech Republic.

Die Regierung der Wissenschaft im Peer Review.

Schendzielorz, C., & Reinhart, M. (2020, Mai).
Die Regierung der Wissenschaft im Peer Review. Vortrag auf dem DZHW Kolloquium, basierend auf Paper, 12.05.2020, Berlin.

Contact persons

Martin Reinhart
Prof. Dr. Martin Reinhart +49 30 2093-66616
Cornelia Schendzielorz
Dr. Cornelia Schendzielorz +49 30 2093666-27