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
I found the consultation extremely helpful. It gave me greater understanding of what the funding body was looking for, and how to better present my work so it meets those requirements. I would highly recommend RIA for your next grant application.
I just wanted to share a quick note and let you know that Research Impact Academy does a really good job. I’m glad I decided to work with Research Impact Academy for my first NHMRC idea grant application. It’s really great how easy for me to organize my ideas.
The discussions gave a strong impression of how we feel during composing our grants and where we are confused
I found this workshop very useful to focus my thinking on the grant writing process and good tips as to what sort of language is needed for different sections.
This workshop has been very helpful in outlining what is required for the three additional sections within the Ideas Grant. The examples provided are relevant and appropriate within the context.
This was a really useful workshop, which provided practical advice and helpful resources for writing a very good grant application. The material was presented clearly, and I would highly recommend the workshop to colleagues.
We had sessions with the team for research funding application. They were knowledgeable experts, and had very good suggestions.
The consultants were terrific, experienced and provided tailored, in-depth attention to my application
Tamika helped me to understand how to structure and write each section of the Investigator Grant.
I really enjoyed working with the RIA on my NHMRC Investigator Grant impact and leadership sections. The feedback was framed positively and I got lots of practical tips to finesse each section. I came away feeling much more confident about how I was presenting myself.