A framework to evaluate the impacts of research on policy and practice

Blog post: Laura Meagher and David Edwards write for Integration and Implementation Insights about an evaluation framework they have developed and tested in the UK which addresses a number or common and reasonable questions about what impact actually is, whether it is meaningful, and how to proceed in the future. click here to read

Practical tips to foster research uptake

Blog post: Emily Hayter and Verity Warne write for Integration and Implementation Insights on some practical ways that researchers and policy makers can work together to foster more systematic uptake of research in policy making. Click here to read blog post

ISRIA statement: ten-point guidelines for an effective process of research impact assessment

Journal article: This statement systematises expert knowledge and practitioner experience from designing and delivering the International School on Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA). It brings together insights from over 450 experts and practitioners from 34 countries, who participated in the school during its 5-year run (from 2013 to 2017) and shares a set of core values … Continue reading ISRIA statement: ten-point guidelines for an effective process of research impact assessment

Building a culture of research impact

Blog post Louise Shaxson writes for the London School of Economics and Political Science that developing a culture of engagement and collaboration is just as important to achieving research impact as following best practice, and presents five principles that underpin an effective research impact culture. click here to read article

Reconceptualising research impact: reflections on the real-world impact of research in an Australian context

Journal article Joanne Doyle presents the results of a study conducted with researchers in a regional Australian university to explore the lived experience of research impact. The findings suggest a new definition of research impact as the process whereby research knowledge makes a difference to the knowledge beneficiary.  click here for article

Six strategies to ensure policies are backed by evidence

Blog post Danielle Campbell and Gabriel Moore present six evidence-based strategies for ensuring policies are informed by relevant research in the I2 Insights blog. Their research focus is on health policy, but their findings do have broader applications. click here to read full text

Making an impact with research: How to engage critically with well-meaning advice

Blog post Paul Cairney and Kathryn Oliver present thoughts and guidance, based on their review of advice frequently offered to academics about how to use research to make an impact on policy. They focus on the relative lack of specific advice, and advice tailored to early career researchers, female researchers, and people of colour. click … Continue reading Making an impact with research: How to engage critically with well-meaning advice