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Insect Pollinators Initiative evaluation

Copyright: T.J. Gehling

A specialist review panel has conducted an independent evaluation of the multi-funder Insect Pollinators Initiative.

Evaluation of the multi-funder Insect Pollinators Initiative (PDF 360KB)

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Objectives

  • To assess the quality and international standing of the research supported by IPI
  • To assess the outcomes and achievements of the research supported through IPI, including the accessibility of the data, tools and resources produced
  • To consider the potential economic and societal impacts of the research supported through IPI and the extent to which it is likely to inform the management and conservation of insect pollinators
  • To examine the extent to which IPI
    • fostered collaboration between researchers from different disciplines
    • built capacity and capability in UK pollinator research
    • fostered knowledge exchange between researchers and stakeholders, and engagement with the public
  • To examine the coordination and management of IPI, including the effectiveness of the coordinator’s role and of workshops and other networking activities
  • To comment on the effectiveness of the funders working together to deliver IPI

Evaluation findings

The panel based their findings on:

  • Results of questionnaire surveys from:
    • IPI grant holders
    • a sample of relevant stakeholders
    • the IPI coordinator
    • IPI funding organisations
  • Information from researchfish®

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