Organisational Capacity for research impact
Strategies for supporting and building organisational capacity for research impact
Research impact has many definitions and is described broadly as all the diverse ways that research benefits individuals, organisations and nations through increasing effectiveness of public services and policy, improving quality of life and health, or economic benefits. As with translation, many terms are being used to refer to the concept of research impact. These include research ‘benefit’, ‘payback’, ‘translation’, ‘transfer’, ‘uptake’ and ‘utilisation’.
It is necessary and important to define research impact and to distinguish between ‘academic impact’, considered to be the research knowledge contribution to a ﬁeld of study within academia, and ‘non-academic impact’, impacts that go beyond academia.
Research impact is the contribution that research makes to the economy, society, environment or culture, beyond the contribution to academic research. (Australian Research Council)
Research impact is a complicated and messy topic that is being tackled by research organisations globally. Of note, we must understand and support both impact planning, for grant applications, and impact assessment.
If you would like to improve your understanding of impact and build your organisational capacity for research impact, then this workshop is for you.
In this workshop, you will:
- Develop an understanding of the terminology and definitions surrounding research impact
- Examine roles and skillsets required to support impact
- Be able to better assess the level of understanding of staff with impact roles.
- Learn the competencies required to support impact
- Understand and identify levels of commitment to impact at the organisational level
- Learn about programs, roles and other support mechanisms
- Learn how to embed research impact into HDR candidature
- See how others are helping researchers to understand and embed impact into their work.
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What people are saying about our workshops
We went through a mentorship with Tamika, to guide us in working with impact, when supporting researchers in writing funding applications. She has worked with us on all levels, from high-level concepts, to specific applications. The process has been extremely valuable, and we are much better equipped than before, to support the researchers. Additionally, we became inspired to consider how to work with impact, beyond application writing.
I loved the way the Tamika and Cathie packaged up the creation and communication of impact into a neat pathway that I can remember and refer back to
Every researcher will benefit from learning about research impact to improve their research outcomes and articulate the usefulness of the research. I recommend this training!
Our participants has been provided with a great foundation of what Research Impact is and some practical steps that they can use to start to start to think about the impact pathways of their own research
Tamika is an excellent facilitator; really great, practical advice and processes, and really understands how research works and what funders and external audiences look for. Very much worthwhile – one of the best sessions I’ve done
This workshop provides a great session in learning the research impact and how to design and make it happen
Tamika was great! It was a very engaging workshop and almost everything was new or relevant to the my field of research. I learnt so much from participating in the workshop. Thank you!
The information provided was timely and highly accessible. Communicating impact is hard and the training provided will enable me to do this better.
As a phd student, I feel like the workshop was a timely guideline for me in translating research to a scientific community for upcoming days. Very well designed and well prepared workshop for ECRs.
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