Research impact in government – three crucial elements you will need for success

Blog Post: Anthony Boxshall writes for Integration and Implementation Insights, sharing his three takeaways from decades of experience discovering the less visible ‘stuff’ that helps (or hinders) the uptake of research findings into government policy. read the post here

Building a research impact culture

Blog Post: In this post for Integration and Implementation Insights, Louise Shaxon considers how getting the research culture right can foster different and sometimes unexpected types of impact. These issues emerged from review of a number of case studies exploring the interaction between researchers and policymakers with the aim of finding a relationship between specific … Continue reading Building a research impact culture

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

Key issues in co-creation with stakeholders when research problems are complex

Journal article The extensive literature on research co-creation is mostly based on problems being treated as clearly defined and solvable. Gabriele Bammer explores the impact on co-creation when problems are complex. click here to read