REF2021 Impact Training
With its renewed emphasis on impact, the Research Excellence Framework in 2021 (REF2021) is now driving standards in the generation and communication of research impact internationally.
In this training, you have the opportunity to bring together your case study authors and REF management team to learn together about writing impact case studies with an international expert in research impact:
Get crystal clear definitions of impact that will help you determine where the pathway stops and the impact begins and broaden your thinking on impact to evidence the significance and reach of impacts you might otherwise miss
Find out about Prof Reed's latest research with Bella Reichard and colleagues on what made a 4* impact case study in REF2014 (based on the largest ever qualitative and quantitative linguistic analysis of high versus low scoring case studies across all Main Panels)
Read between the lines of the latest REF guidance and discuss the new intelligence on impact in REF2021
Find out what your competitors are doing across the sector (Prof Reed trains regularly across all Russell Group Universities and most other research active Universities in the UK and so is able to identify key areas of activity where the bar is being raised for REF2021)
Learn how to design an impact evaluation for any type of impact or context
Find ways of tracking impacts as you go with minimum time and effort
Turn evaluation findings into credible evidence
Explore the diversity of motives that inspire researchers and consider how using different intrinsic and extrinsic motivational levers can inspire researchers to engage in impact or lead to negative unintended consequences
Discuss how to build an impact culture in your faculty
Build capacity for research impact with evidence-based resources to empower researchers with limited time to achieve impacts from their work
After the training, Prof Reed answers all emails from participants within 1 week (send all queries via ), and we can recommend external consultants we work with regularly who can provide detailed case study reviews.
What does a day look like?
Introduction to impact, REF2021, writing a 4* impact case study, evidencing impact and building an impact culture
You receive 30 copies (1 per participant) of The Research Impact Handbook, handouts and copies of the Fast Track Impact Magazine
Additional case studies can be reviewed prior to or after the training via external consultants
Price: £2800 +VAT for 30 people (£30 extra per head over 30 people)
09.30 What is impact? Thinking tools and practical tools to capture impacts efficiently
11.45 Impact in REF2021: what makes a 4* impact case study?
13.45 Evidencing impact (interactive workshop)
15.15 Optional: Managing impact for REF (for UoA leads and REF managers)
What do participants say?
"I will take a more strategic approach to impact management and case study preparation"
"I will use todays feedback on case studies and apply it to my own"
"I have a better idea of how to draft a case study"
"I will think about impact more creatively"
"I will use tools to be more systematic/effective in delivery and gathering impact data"
"I will be more active in collecting concrete evidence"
Full day workshop for up to 30 people: £2800 + VAT
30 participants = £2800 + VAT (£93 + VAT per head – minimum order)
40 = £3100 + VAT (£78 + VAT per head)
50 = £3400 + VAT (£68 + VAT per head)
60 = £3700 + VAT (£62 + VAT per head)
For trainings in the UK and Ireland are no additional travel/accommodation charges, but for some overseas destinations we add a small surcharge to cover travel costs.
Workshops for PhD students are only available as full day workshops and are delivered by Jenn Chubb.
Contact us to arrange a call from Prof Reed to discuss how exactly the training can be adapted to meet your needs.
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We've trained >8000 researchers from >200 institutions in 55 countries: