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NHMRC – Impact Track Record Workshop

Identifying and articulating research impacts

This workshop is designed to guide and advise academics on communicating the research impact they have achieved across the research pipeline.

It includes a number of interactive components and individual activities as well as elements of peer mentoring and support. Participants will be required to come prepared with an idea of the impacts they could use as part of their research impact case study.

Workshop outline:

Understanding research impact

  • Deep dive into the four types of impact, as required by the NHMRC (Knowledge, Health, Economic, and Social)
  • Consideration of the value and impact of all research outputs (including datasets and software) in addition to research publications
  • Indicators of impact – Consideration of the broad range of impact measures including qualitative indicators of research impact, such as influence on policy and practice.
  • Outputs vs. outcomes for impact – Gain clarity around dissemination activities versus reach versus impact
  • Evidence considerations by impact and indicator type, what is needed to support your claims?

Research users

  • Identify the impact activities that were used to translate the research and the audiences of these activities.
  • Map your research users to identify potentially uncaptured impacts and to build into the impact pathway as part of your narrative.

Writing styles for impact case studies

  • Building your case study, examples of good and bad case studies
  • Using a story narrative to articulate your research impact in a compelling way
  • Examples and case studies of what an impact pathway looks like in practice
  • Case study examples of innovative translation and implementation activities
  • Linking the research and the researcher’s contribution to the impacts

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have mapped engagement with stakeholders, impact activities, relevant indicators and identified potential evidence for use in their case study. They will have begun writing the case study with the appropriate language to articulate and highlight their past impacts.

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Half Day  Workshop

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Feedback from our clients

What people are saying about our workshops & training…

I feel able to apply all that I have learned

This course increased my understanding of how to consider impact in research design and provided practical tools to support that process. I feel able to apply all that I have learned into research planning and demosntrate more clearly how my projects create impact.

Sarah McCarthy
University of Surrey

This workshop provided me the opportunity to learn how to effectively communicate my research

This training is grounded in good theory and evidenced recommendations about research impact. I highly recommend this training for those who think they may need clear and specific guidance on how to effectively demonstrate the significance and reach of their research, and those who need someone to walk them through step-by-step on how to plan for demonstrable impact.

Elizabeth Cook
Edith Cowan University

Thank you for providing a practical, timely workshop to support my impact evidence gathering

Thank you for providing a practical, timely workshop to support my impact evidence gathering. I will use the resources provided to demonstrate my research impact on complex social problems. I particularly appreciated the breaking down of different types of impact, from policy impact examples, to health, economic, environmental and social cultural.

Stephanie Godrich
Edith Cowan University

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The workshop includes


To examine our performance (impact), and to provide feedback regarding the value of the workshop to the individual and their organisation.


During the workshop participants will work on relevant elements for their own projects. Participants will leave with ideas and a plan of next steps to be undertaken. 


Handouts, activity sheets and information. Participants will have a valuable resource to refer back to as they implement their new knowledge.

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So far, we have given 4800 days of education to children in India, 252 days of computer education to Indigenous youth in Australia and provided 1140 learning tools to disadvantaged children in Kenya.

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