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CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
MAKE IT MEMORABLE:
INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY,
TRACKING YOUR IMPACT PATHWAY
OVER TIME.
1
BOKANI TSHIDZU
DIREC...
CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015
WHY WE’RE HERE
2
Impact is here to
stay
What we mean
by ‘impact’
Impact reporting
too...
CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015
OUR HISTORY
2009
• Founded Vertigo Ventures
2010
• Developed a comprehensive impact t...
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
SERVICES
Consultancy
• Training
• Impact Reports
• Impact
• Benchmarking
Impact Tracking
• VV-Impact
li...
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
POWERED BY VV-IMPACT METRICS
AN ESTABLISHED IMPACT TAXONOMY
1. Cited in papers and builds on the Kellog...
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
6
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU?
• Project funding
• Researcher
profile
– What do you
want to be
known for?
• Car...
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
WHAT IS IMPACT?
ACADEMIC IMPACT
PLANET
WIDER IMPACT
PEOPLE
PROFIT
KNOWLEDGE
SKILLED
RESEARCHERS
IDEAS
I...
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY
9
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
THE CHALLENGE
• Need visibility on the organisation's
performance
• Need a systematic approach to store...
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
EXISTING OFFERINGS
11
Unstructured data File repository only Administrative burden
Time intensive Retro...
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
WHAT MAKES A GOOD IMPACT SYSTEM
Easy to use: for frequent use and wide adoption
Collaborative: to allow...
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
IMPACT IN THE RESEARCH PROJECT LIFECYCLE
1. Identify potential
impact.
2. Plan impact
activities and se...
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
TRANSLATION ACTIVITIES
14
Events,
conferences,
seminars and
workshops
Press activity
Government
activit...
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
IMPACT DATA CAPTURE FUNCTIONALITY
15
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
WHO IS USING VV-IT IN A
UNIVERSITY AND HOW?
Users Benefits
PVC,
Research
Director
Reporting impact to R...
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
Project information
• Link underpinning research outputs to a project from your repository (ePrints/ORC...
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
EVIDENCE CAPTURE TOOLS
18
VV-Impact
Evidence Vault
Survey Monkey
Smart survey
Topsy
VV-Impact
RS
HANSARD
CONFIDENTIAL ©2014
THANK YOU
NEXT WEBINAR : 22 JANUARY 2016
BOKANI TSHIDZU
E: BOKANI@VERTIGOVENTURES.COM
T: +44 (0) 7957 8...
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Research Impact-Make it memorable 10 Dec presentation

The following presentation was made at the recent Pragmatic Impact Workshop at Brunel University, encouraging Impact Officers to ensure the whole organisation can access and contribute to impact data over time.

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Research Impact-Make it memorable 10 Dec presentation

  1. 1. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 MAKE IT MEMORABLE: INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY, TRACKING YOUR IMPACT PATHWAY OVER TIME. 1 BOKANI TSHIDZU DIRECTOR, VERTIGO VENTURES 10 DECEMBER 2015 WWW.VERTIGOVENTURES.COM/IM PACTHUB
  2. 2. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 WHY WE’RE HERE 2 Impact is here to stay What we mean by ‘impact’ Impact reporting tools Capturing Impact data over the time Regular reviews Examples
  3. 3. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 OUR HISTORY 2009 • Founded Vertigo Ventures 2010 • Developed a comprehensive impact taxonomy. Validated as the most advanced in the UK 2011 • Wrote impact reports, including for the REF, for organisations across sectors, using the taxonomy 2013 • Clients asked for help with creating ‘institutional memory’ for impact 2014 • Technology partnership established • Leading web development firm, works with higher education 2014 • Beta launch of VV-Impact Tracker from July 2015 • VV-Impact Tracker launch event in January and roll out across UK universities 3
  4. 4. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 SERVICES Consultancy • Training • Impact Reports • Impact • Benchmarking Impact Tracking • VV-Impact license • VV-Impact up • VV-Impact Real Time Streaming • Text mining and sentiment 4
  5. 5. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 POWERED BY VV-IMPACT METRICS AN ESTABLISHED IMPACT TAXONOMY 1. Cited in papers and builds on the Kellogg Foundation Logic Model 2. User-tested taxonomy across disciplines – In use as part of an impact capture system for a UK university – Been used with UK-wide universities to evidence REF case studies 3. Replicable, simple process to identify impact 4. Comprehensive and used across sectors 5. Precise indicators for evidencing impact 6. Actively maintained by Vertigo Ventures 5 Impact Type Stakeholder Impact Level Activities Outcome Impact Indicator
  6. 6. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? 6
  7. 7. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU? • Project funding • Researcher profile – What do you want to be known for? • Career progression 7
  8. 8. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 WHAT IS IMPACT? ACADEMIC IMPACT PLANET WIDER IMPACT PEOPLE PROFIT KNOWLEDGE SKILLED RESEARCHERS IDEAS IDEAS
  9. 9. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY 9
  10. 10. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 THE CHALLENGE • Need visibility on the organisation's performance • Need a systematic approach to store the information • Need a way of making it ‘easy’ for academics 10 “Not having data/evidence readily available to demonstrate how the research has had an impact to funding bodies and other stakeholders to scale work” UK University Impact Officer Research paper Presentation at event Event Chair presents findings to National body National body lobbies government Change in legislation and resulting effects
  11. 11. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 EXISTING OFFERINGS 11 Unstructured data File repository only Administrative burden Time intensive Retrospective impact capture only Neglects behaviour change requirement Manage as we go Strategic lens Re-purpose information for different audiences No centralised infrastructure to support with impact data capture *Annual Mini Research Impact Assessment
  12. 12. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 WHAT MAKES A GOOD IMPACT SYSTEM Easy to use: for frequent use and wide adoption Collaborative: to allow project researchers and admin to contribute Discipline agnostic: can be used across several subjects and research types Consider broader beneficiaries, likely impact on them and appropriate mechanisms for capturing data Provides an introduction to those new to impact Provide reports and aggregated date for impact monitoring 12
  13. 13. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 IMPACT IN THE RESEARCH PROJECT LIFECYCLE 1. Identify potential impact. 2. Plan impact activities and set up evidence capture 3. Establish means to capture impact data, resources and timescales. 4. Capture impact evidence 5. Impact statement to funding organisation and project stakeholders 6. Liaise with the KE&C team to use impact reports as evidence to scale the reach of the project 3. Carry out impact activities
  14. 14. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 TRANSLATION ACTIVITIES 14 Events, conferences, seminars and workshops Press activity Government activity: steering committees, white papers Business/industry collaborations or consultancy Creation of a digital/web presence Collaboration, people exchange Education, training and skills Spin Out Company, patent and license Agreements
  15. 15. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 IMPACT DATA CAPTURE FUNCTIONALITY 15
  16. 16. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 WHO IS USING VV-IT IN A UNIVERSITY AND HOW? Users Benefits PVC, Research Director Reporting impact to Research Committee Visibility on institutional performance Material for communications Impact Officer REF preparation Impact reporting to funders Academic Support Pathways to Impact statements Personal reputation for Annual Reviews Reduce admin Grants Team Pathways to Impact statement development Marketing/ PR Compelling stories to attract the best Website material 16
  17. 17. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 Project information • Link underpinning research outputs to a project from your repository (ePrints/ORCiD) • Collect external collaborator details • Collaborate on projects Evidence vault to store information • Store any kind of evidence • Time stamp when information was uploaded • Store the original source information Impact pathway mapping • Use the VV-Impact Metrics taxonomy to create impact pathways • Storyboard activities and evidence to develop impact narratives Export material reports • Multiple formats • Flexible reports • Information for grant writing and case studies Designed with ease in mind • Contemporary interface to allow for positive user experience • Designed for self service FUNCTIONALITY 17
  18. 18. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 EVIDENCE CAPTURE TOOLS 18 VV-Impact Evidence Vault Survey Monkey Smart survey Topsy VV-Impact RS HANSARD
  19. 19. CONFIDENTIAL ©2014 THANK YOU NEXT WEBINAR : 22 JANUARY 2016 BOKANI TSHIDZU E: BOKANI@VERTIGOVENTURES.COM T: +44 (0) 7957 814 344 19

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