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INORMS 18 - Impact Special Interest group

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Slides from the INORMS 2018 (Edinburgh, June) Impact Special Interest Group session.

Presented by Dr David Phipps (York University, Canada) and Dr Julie Bayley (University of Lincoln, UK)

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INORMS 18 - Impact Special Interest group

  1. 1. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators IMPACT SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP Dr Julie Bayley, University of Lincoln, UK Dr David Phipps, York University, Toronto, Canada Tuesday June 5th 2018
  2. 2. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Impact Special Interest Group • Professional impact community • Champion – Julie Bayley (University of Lincoln): • Networking • Website & mailing list (updates, queries, job alerts etc.) • Identify learning and professional development needs, link to wider ARMA community • Act as voice e.g: • REF consultation • New Zealand Impact of Science consultation • GDPR and impact testimonials • REF, Impact and concerning practices
  3. 3. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Part 1: Context and current practices • Part 1: Context and current practice • Impact in the UK context • Assessment led • Impact internationally • Non assessment led • Part 2: Working together • Discussions • Aims: to reflect on challenges, share good practice across institutions and build networks to strengthen impact
  4. 4. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators THE UK CONTEXT
  5. 5. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Research context http://cdbu.org.uk/the-higher-education-and-research-bill/
  6. 6. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators What is REF? • Research Excellence Framework • 7(ish) yearly assessment of research quality + impact • UK Dual funding structure: • Competitive bids (Research Councils) • Quality Related (QR) funding – via REF • See http://www.hefce.ac.uk/rsrch/funding/mainstream/ • Research submitted under Units of Assessment • Broad subject areas (eg. Engineering, Allied Health) • ͛2001/8 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) • Outputs (eg. research papers) and environment (eg. research degrees awarded) • 2014 REF • + Impact introduced in 2011 (see http://impact.ref.ac.uk/CaseStudies/)
  7. 7. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators REF 2021 • 2021 as per REF 2014, except: • ALL research staff submitted • Weighting up from 20 to 25% • Case study quota: 2 for first 20 staff + 1 per 15 until 110 (1:50) • Impact template moved to Environment • Impact occurring Aug 2013-Jul 2020, of research conducted at institution Jan 2000-Dec 2020 • Awaiting guidance on • Continuing case studies • Public Engagement • Broadening of ‘underpinning research’ • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance
  8. 8. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Good practice • Responsible metrics: www.responsiblemetrics.co.uk • Open Access: unpaywall.org • CASRAI (information standards) https://casrai.org/ • Considerable research and exploration eg. • Analysing REF case studies: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/policy- institute/publications/Analysis-of-REF-impact.pdf • London School of Economics blog http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/ • Evidence and Policy https://policypress.co.uk/journals/evidence-and-policy • Research Evaluation https://academic.oup.com/rev/
  9. 9. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT
  10. 10. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators ? • Funders • Donors • Projects • Networks • Commercialization • Entrepreneurship • Bibliometrics Where in the world is impact?
  11. 11. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Some impact systems
  12. 12. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators CREATING IMPACTS ASSESSING IMPACTS (“how”) (“what”) DOING IMPACT (“who”)
  13. 13. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Working together
  14. 14. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Part 2: Discussions 1. Impact Literacy and Skills 2. Evidencing impact 3. Building an institutional impact culture
  15. 15. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Impact Literacy Bayley, J.E. and Phipps, D. (2017) Building the concept of research impact literacy. Published on line in Evidence & Policy http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/ep
  16. 16. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Knowledge broker competencies Bayley, J.E, Phipps, D., Batac, M. and Stevens, E. (2017) Development and synthesis of a Knowledge Broker Competency Framework. Evidence and Policy (available online) https://doi.org/10.1332/174426417X14945 838375124
  17. 17. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Discussion 1: Improving impact literacy and skills What are the challenges and opportunities for improving how impact is understood and the skills needed to deliver it? (Topic) Challenges Opportunities
  18. 18. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Evidencing impact http://www.vertigoventures.com/research- impact-evidence/ Key: Demonstrability and audit 1. What changes? 2. How will you know? 3. How can you prove it? 4. How will you record it?
  19. 19. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Discussion 2: Evidencing impact What are the challenges and opportunities for evidencing impact? (Topic) Challenges Opportunities
  20. 20. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Developing an impact literate culture Bayley, J.E. and Phipps, D. (2017) Building the concept of research impact literacy. Published on line in Evidence & Policy http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/ep
  21. 21. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Focus on institutional practices Respond to unique contexts Common: engagement (students, teaching/learning, research), dissemination, events, grant support (research office) Qualities: reciprocity, meaningful partner, trust, sharing, multiplier effect, central coordination (central and local delivery)
  22. 22. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators https://www.lfhe.ac.uk/en/research- resources/publications-hub/research-leaders- impact-toolkit-publications.cfm See the Emerald stand at INORMS
  23. 23. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Discussion 3: Building an institutional culture What are the challenges and opportunities for embedding impact positively in an organisation? (Topic) Challenges Opportunities
  24. 24. Training Seminar The Professional Association of Research Managers and Administrators Concluding thoughts David Phipps York University & Research Impact Canada www.researchimpact.ca @researchimpact Julie Bayley University of Lincoln www.juliebayley.blog @JulieEBayley

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