Research Impact Network
“What have we learnt about impact and where do we go from here?”
Wednesday 26th February 2014 10.00 – 16.00
University of Warwick Conference Centre – Scarman House
This event is a valuable opportunity for to reflect on their experiences of supporting, co-ordinating or managing REF Impact Case Studies and identify key learning points to take forward to the next REF or any future impact reporting requirements. It will also provide an opportunity to network with colleagues in similar roles based in other HEIs and an opportunity for sharing experiences.
09.30 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 12.00 Where have we been? Reflecting on our experiences (interactive activity)
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 Afternoon Plenary: Where are we now? Guest Speakers featuring:
Rebecca Fairbairn, Head of Knowledge Exchange: ESRC on the future of Impact in the research funding landscape.
Julie Bayley, Coventry University: Designing a system to capture Impact: lessons learned from the JISC project
14.00 – 15.00 Afternoon Breakout sessions: knowing what we know now, what do we need in order to prepare for the future?
These will be streamed into three main topic areas:
• Tools and technologies
• Research/relationship management systems
• Evaluation techniques
• Using case studies as PR
• Attribution, confidentiality, clearance
CULTURE CHANGE AND EMBEDDING IMPACT
• Support and infrastructure
• Rewarding and valuing impact
15.00 – 16.00 Final Plenary Session: Where do we go from here? Our manifesto and plan for the future.
About the Research Impact Network:
This event has emerged from a grass roots network of administrative and professional staff working in a variety of roles related to research impact. It is primarily aimed at those who have been involved in managing, co-ordinating and supporting work associated with the preparation of Impact Case Studies, and those who are continuing to work in roles which support research impact activities.
Dr Laura Corbin, Research Impact Officer, Cardiff University
Sam Gray, Impact and Engagement Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University
Ronni Littlewood, Research Impact Officer, University of Warwick
Dr Jo Pready, Policy Officer (Impact and Engagement), University of Brighton
Dr Rebecca Steliaros, Independent Research Facilitator, Impact Advisor, Evaluator
Ewa Thompson, Specialist Advisor, Plymouth University
The programme is subject to availability of speakers and facilitators, and we reserve the right to make changes to the programme. A final programme will be made available to participants on the day.