What is Research Impact?

Sep 30, 2015 | Blog

What is Research Impact?

by | Sep 30, 2015

As you know we are already a quarter of the way through the next Research Excellence Framework cycle. Therefore Vertigo Ventures, a leading impact specialist, is hosting a FREE webinar on research impact.

This one-hour intensive session, is aimed at supporting those new to research impact. Using our experience of writing impact statements for a consortium of academics and having developed the Vertigo Ventures Impact Tracker tool, the training we offer is comprehensive and up-to-date with reporting guidelines.

The webinar will address:

  • What is wider research impact beyond citations
  • What are the HEFCE and RCUK definitions of impact
  • Why is impact important to your research and your career
  • How can this impact be tracked and evidenced

Delivered in a convenient and concise format, the presentation will leave you better equipped with new, practical techniques to understand, capture and report the impact of your research.

Attendees of the FREE webinar will also receive a complimentary two week trial of VV-Impact Tracker (subject to availability).

Who should attend?

  •  Researcher looking to submit REF case-studies or Pathways to Impact Statement
  • Research Development Services Officers
  • Heads of academic departments seeking to understand the impact in their departments

Vertigo Ventures provides cutting-edge impact reporting tools and services for research teams in government funded research organisations, who lack the ability to manage impact information, across the organisation, ahead of regular funding applications, quarterly internal reporting and periodic government quality reviews.
VV-Impact Tracker is a cutting-edge, online SaaS tool developed by Vertigo Ventures Ltd and launched in 2014 with UK institutions to help researchers and higher education institutions to identify, store, validate, and organise impact information and evidence from funded and non-funded projects. VV-Impact Tracker provides a taxonomy and systematic workflow that contextualises research project information with impact data to provide a compelling narrative about research use, reach and significance, and produces clean data for reporting purposes

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