‘Impact’ resources on the RED web pages

The issue of research ‘impact’ is becoming increasingly important.  In response, RED has developed guidance and resources to help academic staff think about and plan for the ‘impact’ of their research (in its widest sense).

These resources form the CCCU Research Impact Planning and Recording Pack which currently consists of three documents:

  • The Quick Guide to Research Impact (pdf), which provides an introduction to research impact, bringing together impact guidance from the REF and Research Councils in one document. The guide also includes short case studies and links to further information. Start here if you want to learn more.
  • The Impact Planning and Recording Template (Excel). This template is a practical tool which aims to help academic staff to plan and record impact and impact activities and link them to underlying research. (We have also created an alternative version in OneNote for those who prefer OneNote over Excel.)
  • A short overview (pdf) of the template, which briefly walks you through the template to help you use it.

All three documents are available from the ‘downloads’ section of the Impact pages on the RED website.

Over the past few months RED staff have been giving presentations to Schools and Faculties on Impact and using the Template.  The core PowerPoint presentation (pdf) is also available for download from the Impact web pages.

If you have any questions about the CCCU Research Impact Planning and Recording Pack, please contact RED.RKEdevelopment@canterbury.ac.uk.

About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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