Impact Timescales

Planning the timescales, milestones and KPIs of impact work in a clear, feasible and measurable way early in a project maximises opportunities to deliver impact and to create a detailed impact narrative. Impact narratives allow you to communicate the value of the benefits your research has brought about and can contribute to a variety of … Read more

Embedding Impact

Impact is a growing aspect of academic life. As such, it is important to embed impact into your research planning as early and effectively as possible. By integrating impact into your research journey at the initial planning stages, it allows you to optimise evidence collection, collaboration opportunities and strengthening partnerships. Impact is synonymous with change, … Read more

Research Impact Evidence

Impact can arise from a multitude of directions and follow diverse pathways. To help you document how the impact journey of your research has progressed, this resource outlines examples of impact evidence gathering. It is arranged by impact type[1] and is a non-exhaustive list of ways in which change resulting from research impact can happen. … Read more

REF 2028 – Impact

For the purposes of the REF, impact is defined as an effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyond academia. For REF2028, impact will be assessed in terms of ‘rigour, reach and significance’. There are questions that we continually need to … Read more