Improving the recording and evidencing of pathways to impact

Katharine McKen, Emma Gibbard, Dace Rozenberga

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    As an institution we have been implementing our strategic approach to embedding a culture of research impact. This has included developing our systems and processes to ensure that we can capture, record and evidence the impact of our research and the pathways to achieving this.

    In 2012, University of Bath invested in the Current Research Information System (CRIS), PURE (Elsevier). Since then we have been developing the system to support the recording of impact and impact related activities. However, we have found for impact the system was poorly understood by the user with a lack of clarity around what was meant by impact.

    To address this problem we developed training to help researchers understand where to record information on our CRIS. This training incorporated an activity that utilised concepts from Donabedian’s model, Logic Modelling and Theory of Change requiring researchers to test and develop their knowledge around what constitutes a research output, activity and impact.
    Although in the early stages, we have received positive feedback from the training with it helping researcher to clarify the difference between the pathways to impact (activities) and the impact itself (changes).
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2018
    EventInternational Network of Research Management Societies 7th Congress: Promoting Global Research Management, Supporting Global Research Challenges - Edinburgh
    Duration: 4 Jun 20187 Jun 2018


    ConferenceInternational Network of Research Management Societies 7th Congress
    Abbreviated titleINORMS


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