Ten Simple Rules for Measuring the Impact of Workshops

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  • External authors:
  • Shoaib Ahmed Sufi
  • Beth Duckles
  • Iveta Simera
  • Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller
  • Louisa Bellis
  • Wadud Miah
  • Adriana Wilde
  • Aleksandra Nenadic
  • Raniere Silva
  • Jennifer A. de Beyer
  • Caroline Struthers
  • Iain Emsley
  • Olivier Philippe
  • Melissa Balzano
  • Sara Coelho
  • Heather Ford
  • Catherine Jones


Workshops are used to explore a specific topic, transfer knowledge, solve identified problems or create something new. In funded research projects and other research endeavours, workshops are the mechanism to gather the wider project, community or interested people together around a particular topic. However, natural questions arise: how do we measure the impact of these workshops? Do we know whether they are meeting the goals and objectives we set for them? What indicators should we use? In response to these questions, this paper will outline rules that will improve the measurement of the impact of workshops.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
JournalPL o S Computational Biology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2018