Posts tagged: impact

Impact Training and Events

As the REF draws ever closer, thoughts are now turning to impact and how to ensure that the University’s research is demonstrating impact beyond academia and making a real difference in the wider world. This raises a number of questions about what constitutes impact and impact evidence, where this should be stored, when it should […]


Collecting Testimonial Evidence of Impact

One way of effectively demonstrating the impact that your research has had on your stakeholders is to collect testimonial evidence. This generally takes the form of a letter from a collaborator on headed paper, although e-mails are also acceptable. It can sometimes feel awkward to ask collaborators to write corroborating statements of this kind and […]


Guide to Research Impact Evidence Collection

There is a growing body of opinion that holds that researchers have a responsibility to articulate the impact of their research to non-academic audiences. Indeed, the way in which research funding is allocated now increasingly reflects researchers’ ability to generate, demonstrate and evidence their impact. A renewed emphasis on the importance of both planning and evidencing […]


Research Impact and Funding

There is a growing body of opinion that holds that researchers have a responsibility to articulate the impact of their research to non-academic audiences. Indeed, the way in which research funding is allocated now increasingly reflects researchers’ ability to generate and demonstrate impact. A renewed emphasis on the importance of both planning and evidencing research […]


How to Write a 4* Journal Article

In December, Prof Mark Reed, Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation at Newcastle University and the man behind Fast Track Impact, tweeted some thoughts on how to write a 4* paper for the REF and wrote a blog about it. This post is published here with the author’s permission. How do you write a 4* paper for […]


We need to talk about research impact (again)

Original post  University of Salford’s Impact Coordinator – Chris Hewson discusses why we need to talk about research impact: Over the last eighteen months, much has been written and said about impact, and how Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can effectively, and efficiently, place themselves on a secure footing in preparation for the next Research Excellence […]


“Microbial Ecology: From Individuals to Ecosystems” meeting 22nd/23rd June

A “Microbial Ecology: From Individuals to Ecosystems” meeting will be taking place on the 22nd and 23rd June at Media City UK.  The first day will consist of a number of talks that cover the diverse ways that microbes influence the ecology of organisms and ecosystems. During the second day there will be a  “Horizon Scanning […]