Some typical examples of impact types and the corresponding evidence that can best represent your progress towards them can be seen below:
Health and wellbeing
- Reports on changes in Quality Of Life Years (QOLYs).
- Statistics reflecting changes to the number of admissions, presentations at hospital facilities over time.
- Patient surveys.
- Testimonials from clinical staff.
Commercial and economic
- Company reports, e.g. annual reports.
- Company websites.
- Licence agreements.
- Cost savings reports over time.
- National government statistics showing changes over time.
- Policy documentation.
- Regulation and standards documentation.
- Public meeting minutes.
- Social media “shares” over time.
- Legal documentation.
- International non-governmental organisation policy briefings.
Societal and cultural
- Audience surveys.
- Testimonials from influential cultural figures.
- Media coverage statistics such as readership.
- Government reports.
- Charity reports.
- Independent reports or reviews on improved functionality of machines.
How do I learn more about impact types and impact levels?
Furthermore, in 2022 hivve and partners in Hong Kong put together a report analysing research impact in Hong Kong.
A key component of the underpinning methodology was the impact types and impact levels, which detail useful clusters for analysing the 300+ Impact Case Studies in the report. Click to learn more: