Securing engagement for impact data capture (UK time zone)

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Capturing research impact is of growing importance with more funders asking for this information than ever before, not only in the UK but as a global trend. Being able to capture impact throughout a project's lifecyle is key to having high quality impact data and evidence, as well as ensuring it is time efficient for researchers and managers. As such most UK universities are implementing some form of impact data capture system.

This one-hour intensive session is aimed at those interested to learn more about how to successfully engage their academic staff with capturing their impact. Having worked with many universities since July 2014 to implement and roll out VV-Impact Tracker, and supported engagement initiatives at a breadth of organisations, this session will share experiences of what has worked well, lessons learned and crucial activities, to ensure high quality impact information is captured. This session will utilise these reflections and learnings to share insight for those currently looking to implement an impact capture system.

The webinar will answer the following questions:

  • How to embed impact across the organisation?

  • What are the key building blocks required before implementing an impact capture system?

  • How to engage academics with capturing impact?

  • What key activities will support sustained engagment with capturing impact?

Delivered in a convenient and concise format, the presentation will leave you better equipped to embed impact practice at your organisation.

Who should attend?

· Researchers looking to identify, capture and record their impact

· REF Managers, Impact Officers, Research Support Officers

· Heads of academic departments seeking to capture the impact from their departments

*Please note, this webinar is not specifically about the VV-Impact Tracker tool and you do not need to be subscribed to VV-Impact Tracker to attend.

Since 2010, Vertigo Ventures has been working with organisations to identify, capture and report the impact of their research projects to funders to secure funding. Vertigo Ventures worked with leading UK universities to prepare for the UK REF 2014 and the Australia team has been working with Australian and New Zealand researchers on engagement.

In 2014, Vertigo Ventures launched VV-Impact Tracker 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.

By the end of the webinar attendees will:

  • Have pracitical ideas on how to embed impact at their organisation

  • Understand the key requirements for successfully implementing impact capture

  • Understand how to secure academic buy in from the start

  • Have numerous pracical ideas on how to make high quality impact reporting as part of business as usual

Once you have registered for the webinar and subject to eligibility, dial-in details will be sent to your email two days ahead of the webinar.

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