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Research skills and management

Research methods; research supervision; statistics; using archives and special collections; ethics; IPR and copyright; commercialisation; entrepreneurship.

Managing Research Information: impact in depth

Date: Thu 25 Apr 2019
Time: 10:30-12:30
Programme: Public Engagement Portfolio - Academic & Research Staff
Programme: Public Engagement Portfolio - Professional Staff
Programme: Passport to Research Futures
Key details: This 2-hour awareness session explores what research impact is, why it is important and steps to achieving impact

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RDF Planner (A1, A2, A3, C2, D2, D3)


PURE - Training Team Jennifer Pritchard

Course provider

Website: CAPOD



Byre Theatre Conference Room

Course information

This awareness-raising session is designed to improve understanding of research impact, its place in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), taking steps towards generating and evidencing impact, tips for drafting an impact narrative and a brief look at some high- vs low-scoring REF2014 case studies. 
This is a computer room based workshop but please feel free to bring your own laptop
You must ensure you have access to any files you wish to discuss (H drive, USB etc)
 Aspects that previous participants found useful:
  • Very clear, helpful presenters
  • Concrete examples of impact stories
  • Links to further resources

Especially good for early career researchers

Aims and objectives

After completing this session learners will have an understanding of: 

  • the difference between knowledge exchange activities and impact
  • impact as part of the REF
  • steps involved in creating impact
  • types of evidence needed in support of REF impact
  • where to find impact tools and resources
  • key tips for writing case studies
  • what constitutes a good impact case study
  • presenting your research and impact to a non-specialist audience




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