Building and Evidencing Impact for REF
For all University of Portsmouth Research and Academic Staff
*Recommended for staff with an established research profile*
Research impact is something everyone is chasing, but what counts as meaningful impact for REF? How do you get it? How is it measured? In this workshop, participants will explore strategies for building and evidencing the impact of their research for the next REF. Examples of high-scoring impact case studies from REF 2014 will be scrutinised. Strategies for engaging with stakeholders and keeping track of the evidence you will need to support your case study will be explored. We will also hear a first hand account of what it is like to prepare a case study from a researcher involved in writing one of University of Portsmouth’s REF 2014 case studies.
This is a REF focused workshop for researchers who have a good understanding of the impact of their research and have identified and are engaged with the stakeholders and end users of their work. For researchers without this prerequisite please first attend the Impact and Engagement workshop.
This workshop will enable you to:
Understand what is involved in writing a REF impact case study
- Understand how to integrate and collect evidence of impact during the course of your research project