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Free online impact training for researchers

This course will help you fast track the impact of your research, no matter what career stage or discipline you are in. It will inspire and equip you with the skills and confidence you need to make a step change in the impact of your research. It takes around 10-20 minutes to work through the course materials each week over 5 weeks, and anywhere from a couple of minutes to a couple of hours to complete each week's tasks. This gives you time to apply what you learn to your own research. 


There is an accompanying book that enables you to study in greater depth if you want, but the course is designed to be completely self-contained. It is based on evidence-based principles from our own peer-reviewed research, which were developed with the UK Research Councils to ensure they are relevant across all disciplines. This free online course complements our full training programme (available only to institutions), which has already benefited thousands of researchers around the world. It will give you powerful new insights and skills that you can apply across all areas of your life, not just your research. 


Our mission is to change the way researchers generate knowledge, so that your ideas can change the world. Whether you are a PhD student or a Professor, a medieval historian or a medic, this course will equip you with the tools you need to significantly increase the impact of your research.

What people are saying:


“Great practical tips. Much to take away both theoretically and practically.”

"Managing my project in this way, identifying possible stakeholders and thinking of risks has never crossed my mind." 

"I've learned how to be strategic [about impact] and ask myself some hard questions."

“I’ve got a more professional perspective on research impact now.”

"Wonderfully insightful."

How does it work?


After a brief introduction to the programme, you will work through five steps. Each step consists of a 6 minute video and a short reading. At the end of each step, Prof Reed will give you tasks to complete within your own research before next week's step. 


  • Introduction: Five ways to fast track your impact

  • Week 1: Envision your impact

  • Week 2: Plan for impact

  • Week 3: Cut back anything hindering or distracting you from your impact 

  • Week 4: Get specific about the impacts you will seek and the people who can help you achieve impact this month

  • Week 5: Achieve your first step towards impact and monitor your success

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An idea can change the world. Will you be that change? Register now:


Click the link you receive to confirm your subscription and you'll get instant free access to the full programme. You can stop the course and unsubscribe from emails at any point. We will never share your details with anyone (read our privacy and anti-spam policies). Depending on the security settings in your browser, the sign up form may not be visible. If you are having trouble subscribing for this or any other reason, please email and we'll subscribe you manually.


Looking forward to working with you!

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