Webinar: What makes a Compelling ICS for REF2021?

May 7, 2020 | Blog, webinar

On Wednesday 13 May at 12 noon (BST), we will be leading a webinar on “What makes a compelling ICS for REF2021”. Since 2009, we have been working with leading research organisations globally to help them identify, capture and report the impact of their work. Currently, Vertigo Ventures are working closely with many universities in the United Kingdom, Australia and Hong Kong to help them best prepare for their national research assessment exercises for instance, REF 2021 in the UK.

Drawing on this extensive experience and expertise in the research impact area, this webinar will outline the elements of a compelling and high-scoring Impact Case Study, focused particularly on REF2021. This will include relevant REF 2021 guidance, a 4* Impact Case Study checklist and our mapping template.

To secure your spot, sign up here.  

Who is it for?
Those with an interest in REF2021 Impact Case Studies, particularly relevant for ICS authors, academics contributing to an ICS, Impact Officers and REF managers

The webinar will run for approximately 30 minutes and will cover the following:

  • Brief introduction to impact case studies and REF2021
  • Elements of a 4* impact case study
  • 4* Impact Case Study Checklist
  • Mapping template

1. To understand what a high-scoring Impact Case Study looks like, focusing on different elements of the language, structure, reach and significance
2. To feel more confident around how to improve your own Impact Case Study


Kristy Evers is our Client Success Manager. She is the key contact for all UK VV-IT clients, making sure they get the most out of the software. She is also the point of contact for any training and support related queries and often spends her time travelling across the country delivering training on VV-IT and impact in general. Kristy has a background in education research and educational technology.

Dr. Lucy Davies is our Product Manager. She is in charge of the continuing and future development of VV Impact Tracker, so she is the person to answer any questions around the product. Lucy has extensive experience in research impact and is passionate about encouraging and helping researchers to make their work matter in the world outside academia.