Societal Impact

Researchers at the Maastricht UMC+ feel a strong public responsibility to contribute towards the health of the population and are continuously working so as to have a societal impact, both in the shorter and longer term. In the Quality Assurance process Societal Impact plays an important role. In the Standard Evaluation Protocol 2015-2021 ‘relevance to society’ is one of three assessment categories, next to ‘research quality’ and ‘viability’.

What does the Research Office offer?

  • Defining parameters for Societal Impact
  • Supporting the Schools in translating their activities on Societal Impact to the Quality Assurance Process
  • Dovetailing different aspects of Societal Impact into one clear overall policy


Research Office contact persons
Ingrid Leijs
Els Swennen