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Vertigo Ventures Presentation at ORCID-CASARAI 19-May 2015 v1.0

Vertigo Ventures Presentation at ORCID-CASARAI on research impact and the challenges of reporting it.

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Vertigo Ventures Presentation at ORCID-CASARAI 19-May 2015 v1.0

  1. 1. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 AN ONTOLOGY AND PLATFORM FOR COLLECTING IMPACTS: PRACTICAL IMPACT REPORTING LAURA FEDORCIOW VERTIGO VENTURES LAURA@VERTIGOVENTURES.COM
  2. 2. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 WHY WE’RE HERE 2 Impact is here to stay What we mean by ‘impact’ Impact information Easy to use tools Beyond processes and systems
  3. 3. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 OUR HISTORY 2009 •Founded Vertigo Ventures 2010 •Developed a comprehensive impact taxonomy. 2011 •Wrote impact reports, including for the REF, for organisations across sectors, using the taxonomy 2013 •Universities asked for help with creating ‘institutional memory’ for impact 2014 •Technology partnership established with a leading web development firm 2014 •Launched and rolled out VV-Impact Tracker from July, across UK universities 2015 •VV-Impact Tracker launch event in January 3
  4. 4. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 WHAT IS IMPACT 4 HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING FOR ENGLAND (HEFCE) IMPACT For the purposes of the REF, impact is an effect on, change or benefit to the society, culture, public policy or the environment or quality of life, academia. (REF, 2012). Publication information e.g. journal, date, DOI Event programme Meeting agenda Meeting minutes Policy/Act updates 1 2 3 4 5 Capturing an impact pathway:
  5. 5. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 CHALLENGE 5 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 “We do not have 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
  6. 6. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 Future funding requires impact evidence Total impact £ value is expanding 6 EU, £17.0 RCUK, £2.6 REF UK, £1.9 Charitie s £0.9 £ in billion • Impact spending on REF in the UK was £55,000,000 • Now, EU H2020 and RCUK funding is conditional to strong impact Organisations require impact information in these terms
  7. 7. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 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 7 Impact Type Stakeholder Impact Level Activities Outcome Impact Indicator
  8. 8. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 8 VV-IMPACT TRACKER V1.0 Single sign on is enabled with ORCID www.vvimpacttracker.com
  9. 9. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 VV-IMPACT TRACKER V1.0 Import research outputs from a repository and/or ORCID 9 ORCiD is integrated with many different research output sources, such as CrossRef. ORCiD is streamlining research data. For more information and to create a free ORCiD account, please see http://orcid.org/
  10. 10. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 VV-IMPACT TRACKER V1.0 10 Supporting organisations to plan, monitor and report their research impact
  11. 11. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 IMPACT MOVING FORWARD Impact Reporting Manual population PI/researcher Admin Auto- population Vertigo’s streams Culture Awareness Training Behaviour change Reporting Creating opportunities 11 If we can reduce the reporting burden, it allows the focus to be on affecting behaviour change and amplify impact
  12. 12. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 KEY TAKE AWAYS 1) Impact taxonomies are key for clean data but need to be carefully thought through in systems for adoption 2) Systematically recording impact is key for institutional memory 3) Need to measure impact in real time for the best results 12
  13. 13. CONFIDENTIAL © Vertigo Ventures 2015 THANK YOU LAURA FEDORCIOW E: LAURA@VERTIGOVENTURES.COM T: +44 (0) 7957 814 344 13

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