Research Impact

Government and funding organisations generally expect researchers to be aware of the potential difference their research could make to society, to be able to articulate how impacts could be generated, to consider ways of accelerating such change, and to take account of benefits resulting from their research. The Research Impact Team supports researchers by providing advice on impact idea generation, planning,  execution, evidencing and reporting (such as the REF 2021).

Upcoming events:

Interdisciplinary Digital/Sustainable Sandpits March & April 2023 – click here for more information

We are hosting two in-person workshops on the following days (lunch will be provided):

  • Thursday 23rd March: 10am-3:30pm
  • Thursday 6th April: 10am-3:30pm

PhDs, and all academic staff are welcome to attend. We ask that participants attend both full days to get the most of this training opportunity:

To register, please email the Impact Team on [email protected].


Administered by the Research Impact Team:

These funding streams support activities that strengthen relationships with strategic external partners and maximise the potential for research impact in any sector with non-academic users of research.

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The Research Impact Team: Laura Bates, Euan Donohue, Rees Hughes & Jamie Locke-Jones
Please contact us if you have any research impact related query.

Email: [email protected]  

External Training Opportunities

We have the following training sesssions available from our external partners:

The Conversation

  • Long-form writing sessions, March & May 2023

Information on these sessions can be found on our External Training Opportunities page.

Impact Training sessions via Organisational and Staff Development Services (OSDS)

Managing Research Information: an introduction to impact, open access, Pure, data management

Managing Research Information: impact in depth

Research commercialisation as impact

Information on these sessions can be found on our Impact Training page.


Administered by RBDC

Public Engagement related activities (full lists are available on the RBDC webpages): select University of St Andrews and use your University login details.

Other Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) opportunities

Research videos

Find out about research videos and some of the research recently undertaken by academic staff in  this series of short videos.

You can also view several business engagement and company formation videos which represent projects that were supported by our 2012-2017 EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account.