Impact Communications

Impact Communications

At Impact Science we work with academic institutes to help them create and communicate impact of their research. One of the rising trends in academia is to measure the demonstrable impact of research on economy as well as the society as a whole. Nowhere is this more prevalent than within academic circles in the UK, where impact evaluation is a core value to determine the score in REF 2021.

Communicating the impact that research has on the economy, society, and overall increase in the knowledge pool is what we achieve with Impact Communications.

Impact Communications: From evaluation to communication

With the growing importance of assessing research excellence within the framework of REF 2021, funding agencies have increased expectations from researchers to provide a demonstrable impact of their research. This could be in the form of academic impact, paradigm shifts, and social or economic impact. Research institutes are therefore under pressure to be able to provide solid evidence of the impact of their research, and more importantly, communicate this to their funders.

Collecting evidence of the research impact and putting it together in the right way has become critical. Communicating the evidence could take the following forms:

  • Creating suitable case studies showcasing impact of the research
  • Publishing relevant articles in journals
  • Developing appropriate video summaries of the impact evidence
  • Infographics—both static and interactive—which allow the reader to engage with evidence in a holistic manner
  • Presentation decks that could be used in conferences and while presenting to grant bodies
  • Social media outreach
  • Microsites that become a repository for all this
Impact Communications

Impact Communications—From Evaluation to Communication

With the growing importance of assessing research excellence within the framework of REF 2021, funding agencies have increasing expectations from researchers to provide a demonstrable impact of their research. This could be in the form of academic impact, paradigm shifts, or social or economic impact. Research institutes are therefore under pressure to be able to provide solid evidence of the impact of their research and, more importantly, communicate this to their funders.

Collecting evidence of the research impact and putting it together in the right way has become critical. Communicating the evidence could take the following forms :

Creating suitable

case studies showcasing

the impact of the

research

Publishing

relevant articles

in journals

 

Developing appropriate

video summaries

of the impact evidence

 

Infographics—both

static and interactive—which

allow the reader to

engage with the evidence in

a holistic manner

 

Presentation decks that

could be used in conferences

and while presenting

to grant bodies

 

 

 

Social media

 

 

 

 

Websites

 

 

Impact Communications—From Evaluation to Communication

With the growing importance of assessing research excellence within the framework of REF 2021, funding agencies have increasing expectations from researchers to provide a demonstrable impact of their research. This could be in the form of academic impact, paradigm shifts, or social or economic impact. Research institutes are therefore under pressure to be able to provide solid evidence of the impact of their research and, more importantly, communicate this to their funders.

Collecting evidence of the research impact and putting it together in the right way has become critical. Communicating the evidence could take the following forms:

Impact Communications

Impact Communications—From Evaluation to Communication

With the growing importance of assessing research excellence within the framework of REF 2021, funding agencies have increasing expectations from researchers to provide a demonstrable impact of their research. This could be in the form of academic impact, paradigm shifts, or social or economic impact. Research institutes are therefore under pressure to be able to provide solid evidence of the impact of their research and, more importantly, communicate this to their funders.

Collecting evidence of the research impact and putting it together in the right way has become critical. Communicating the evidence could take the following forms:

Creating suitable

case studies showcasing

the impact of the

research

Publishing

relevant articles

in journals

 

Developing appropriate

video summaries

of the impact evidence

 

Infographics—both

static and interactive—which

allow the reader to

engage with the evidence in

a holistic manner

 

Presentation decks that

could be used in conferences

and while presenting

to grant bodies

 

 

 

Social media

 

 

 

 

Websites

 

 

valuating the impact of communications

Impact communications: Evaluating the impact of communications

It is important to be able to actively demonstrate the impact of a communication on society and key stakeholders of the research. There are several methods that Impact Science adopts to help researchers understand the qualitative and quantitative impact of their communication.

This could take the following forms:

  • Recall ability among receivers of the communication
  • Journalistic highlights in press about the research
  • Research referenced directly by other bodies
  • Media articles, social media reports, peer reviews, visits to the website, downloads, and so on
Impact Science: Your partner for impact communications

At Impact Science, we help Universities and researchers craft communication methods that project their research impact in the right manner to the relevant audience. Our team of evaluation, media, and communication specialists works closely with impact stakeholders in academia to build the right communication approach.

Evaluating the impact of communications

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Case Studies

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Taking Cutting Edge Research To The Masses

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