Research Impact event at the Royal Institution

Jan 25, 2015 | News

Research Impact event at the Royal Institution

Research Impact: Capture, Culture and Adoption

Following the announcement of the REF we will discuss the infrastructure and resources needed to support with impact capture and planning. We have invited current clients to talk about their experience using VV-Impact Tracker as well as other industry experts to share their best practice.

 Take-aways: Participants can expect to leave the event with:

  • Examples of what types of impact evidence can be stored and how
  • Ideas of how organisations are using the REF results analysis to shape their organisation structure.
  • Examples of internal activities to mainstream impact and research information



1.00pm Arrival: Tea and coffee

1.15pm Welcome

Sir Anthony Cleaver, former Chair and Chief Executive of IBM UK

1.30pm  Session I: Impact Evidence – Presentation and Q&A

Dr Diana Leighton and Lucy Day, Research and Innovation Services, Liverpool John Moores University

A university will discuss the types of evidence they are seeing being stored by academics across disciplines to demonstrate their research impact.

2.15pm Session II: Post-REF Results De-brief – Panel and Discussion

Jonathan Adams, Chief Scientist, Digital Science (Following his review of over 6,000 REF case studies)

Professor Robert Blackburn, Associate Dean Research, Kingston University

Laura Fedorciow, Managing Director, Vertigo Ventures

Steven Hardy, Head of Research Outcomes, University of Nottingham

This panel will share their views on how the REF results have been received and how their organisations are using them to shape future strategy. Each speaker will have 5 minutes to introduce their views before an open discussion.

3.00pm Session III: Mainstreaming impact information

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share insights on processes for systematically storing and organising their research information. The groups will share recommendations of how impact information can be used as part of organisation-wide processes.

3.45pm Closing remarks