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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.192

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.192

1. Key elements of a research impact culture. Read more
2. The impact of business research. Read more 
3. Rethinking policy ‘impact’: four models of research-policy relations. Read more
4. The hidden costs of research assessment exercises: the curious case of Australia. Read more
5. Apply now for VV’s Training Manager role! Read more

 

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.191

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.191

1. Impact statements: a little pain for lot of gain. Read more
2. The need for engaged research leadership. Read more 
3. Thinking about impact in New Zealand. Read more
4. The gendered impact agenda – how might more female academics’ research be submitted as REF impact case studies? Read more
5. Register now for the AESIS Network’s Impact of Science conference in Ottawa. Read more

 

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.190

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.190

1. The pressures and possibilities of the REF and impact. Read more
2. ISRIA’s statement: ten-point guidelines for an effective process of research impact assessment. Read more 
3. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing’s Inquiry report – ‘Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing’. Read more
4. Everything you need to know as a researcher to engage with the UK Parliament. Read more
5. Is there a case for case studies? Read more

 

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.189

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.189

1. The ‘long tail’ of research impact is engendered by meaningful dissemination and community engagement. Read more
2. Register now for our upcoming webinar on ‘Developing and embedding a research impact strategy’. Read more
3. New blog post on HEFCE’s recent REF 2021 Public Engagement workshop. Read more
4. Summary of submissions for New Zealand’s national ‘Impact of science’ consultation. Read more 
5. Understanding how research can better engage aid policy. Read more

 

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.188

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.188

1. The growing need for institutional research impact strategies. Read more
2.  A summary of recent discussions on public engagement, impact and the REF. Read more
3. Impact resources from the International School on Research Impact Assessment. Read more
4. Arts and Humanities Research Impact Network Group’s membership survey report – Impact in Practice in the Arts & Humanities. Read more 
5. Shifting the focus of EU funded research from a thematic base to a defined, higher-impact approach. Read more

 

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.187

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.187

1. How to approach measuring the impact of research engagement activities. Read more
2. Film research in REF 2014 and the lessons that can be learnt to create strong Impact Case Studies for 2021. Read more
3. How Innovate UK assesses its impact on business and the economy. Read more
4. NERC’s Impact Report shows how environmental science tackles global challenges. Read more 
5. EU needs broader impact assessment of research funding. Read more

 

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.186

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.186

1. The future of the impact agenda depends on the revaluation of ‘academic freedom’. Read more
2. New study claims top universities ‘boost innovation more than nations’. Read more
3. How prepared is the sector for REF 2021? Read more
4. A common standard for the evaluation of public engagement with research. Read more 
5. Rethinking research partnerships – a toolkit to make research more inclusive and impactful. Read more

 

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.185

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.185

1. REF 2021 decisions do not all hit the mark. Read more
2. Blog post on the latest REF Impact consultation workshop. Read more
3. The importance of having a research engagement strategy. Read more
4. Understanding research impact in the creative and cultural sector. Read more
5. New report reveals impact of Australian aid funded research. Read more 

 

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.184

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.184

1. Unique, but still best practice? The Research Excellence Framework (REF) from an international perspective. Read more
2. Universities, Academics and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read more
3. Nevermind the ‘policymakers’ – intermediate steps for achieving policy impact. Read more
4. A brief guide to arts-based knowledge translation and impact. Read more
5. Register now for the Impact of Science 2018 conference in Ottawa! Read more 

 

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.183

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.183

1. Reward research that changes society. Read more
2. Every £1 invested in medical research delivers a return equivalent to 25p every year, forever. Read more
3. New research must be better reported, the future of society depends on it. Read more
4. Australian researchers ask, ‘What does research impact actually mean’? Read more
5. Approaches to assessing impacts in the humanities and social sciences – recommendations from the Canadian research community. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.182

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.182

1. Deadline for our University Relationship Manager role extended to 15 January. Apply now! Read more
2. How to effectively communicate research impact. Read more
3. Academics – test your research impact ‘muscles’! Read more
4. LSE Impact Blog’s top articles for 2017. Read more
5. What you need to know about impact for PhD research proposals. Read more 

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.181

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.181


  1. My experience of being a REF panellist. Read more
  2. International research and national excellence. Read more
  3. The 12 days of REFmas – Research Kaleidoscope. Read more
  4. PhD students should be taught more about research impact and engagement. Read More
  5. Science Europe Response Paper. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.180

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.180


  1. Interested in supporting universities on 3 continents to embed impact? University Relationship Manager role
  2. International panel members needed for REF 2021. Read more
  3. EIA 2018 Guidance finalised and available. Read more
  4. Rethinking policy ‘impact’: four models of research-policy relations. Read More
  5. Does high-impact research come at the expense of quality? An automated analysis of the REF impact landscape. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.179

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.179

  1. Research impact at the UK Parliament.  Read more
  2. Research use in Parliament – the need for simple, concise, and relevant knowledge. Read more
  3. Seminar explores how we measure research impact. Read more
  4. The fifth A of assessing impact. Read More
  5. Register your interest: Consultation workshop on impact in REF 2021. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.178

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.178

  1. Interested in securing challenge-led funding, check out this new blog on ‘theory of change’ and attend this webinar next Friday
  2. Work to develop knowledge exchange comparison framework gets underway. Read more
  3. Chasing the ‘impact unicorn’ – myths and methods in demonstrating research benefit. Read more
  4. Starting next year, universities have to prove their research has real-world impact. Read More
  5. Register your interest: REF town hall meetings. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.176

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.176

  1. Introduction from our new DPVC Research Impact. Read more
  2. What is Knowledge Transfer? Read more
  3. H2020 Project Manager and Researcher wanted.
  4. Tabloid derision threatens Australia’s research capability, universities head says. Read More
  5. Institutional support for Impact remains at the relatively early stages of embeddedness. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.175

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.175

  1. Not to miss: ARC rules – Succeeding in the Engagement and Impact Assessment 2018. Read more
  2. Hong Kong RAE 2020 guidance now available- impact included. Read More
  3. Secondment opportunities with the REF panel secretariat. Read more
  4. Register your interest: The next step for the REF. Read more
  5. Register your interest: Delivering Research Management and Administration. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.173

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.173

  1. Performance of UK research base: international comparison. Read more
  2. International perspectives on good practice and managing evidence. Read more
  3. What we think about when we think about academic impact. Read More
  4. Register your interest: Next step for developing the 2021 REF. Read more
  5. Register your interest: Transforming the future of European people through research. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.172

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.172

  1. KEF? How universities can drive prosperity through engagement. Read more
  2. University knowledge exchange at the heart of the Industrial Strategy. Read more
  3. Europe needs a better programme in research and innovation. Read more
  4. Research Impact: individual interpretation and translation. Read More
  5. Who needs access to research? Exploring the societal impact of open access. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.171

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.171

  1. Open countries have strong science. Read more
  2. How do we define the policy impact of public health research? Read more
  3. Tallinn call for action: Recommendation on Research Impact. Read more
  4. “European Research Excellence – Impact and Value for Society”. Read More
  5. The ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize. Now open for applications: Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.170

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.170

  1. Winter is Coming: Countdown to REF 2021 Begins. Read more
  2. Alternative Facts about Knowledge Translation. Read more
  3. How blogging help research make an impact beyond academia? Read more
  4. Publishers seek removal of millions of papers from ResearchGate. Read More
  5. Not to miss out: ‘Royal Academy of Engineering Research Day’. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.169

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.169

  1. Research Impact Conference: How engaging beneficiaries can lead to impact. Read more
  2. Register your interest: Transforming the future of European people through research. Read more
  3. Science Minister announces non-executive Board members of UK Research and Innovation. Read more
  4. Knowledge Translation & Translational Research. Read More
  5. Writing for Impact: How can we write about research in a way that leads to meaningful change? Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.168

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.168

  1. Are UK universities on track to meet open access requirements? Read more
  2. “We’re more than REF people”. Read more
  3. The Impact of Science. Read more
  4. How practitioner-led research could have greater impact: Read More
  5. Register your interest: Research, Impact and the UK Parliament. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.167

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.167

  1. Consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework: Summary of responses. Read more
  2. Open Forum roundup: Strengthening the Excellence Framework. Read more
  3. Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 available: Read more
  4. Independent study says ERC research is making its mark. Read More
  5. A short history of research impact. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.166

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.166

  1. Initial decisions on REF 2021. Read more
  2. Register your interest: REF consultation report. Read more
  3. REF just got real: mist now clearing on the road to 2021. Read more
  4. The REF’s pursuit of precision is bogus. Read More
  5. Register your interest: ‘How can researchers embrace open science for better research & societal impact?’. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.165

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.165

  1. Initial decisions on the Research Excellence Framework 2021. Read more
  2. Impact weighting increased in UK’s REF 2021. Read more
  3. Job Security for Early Career researchers, a significant factor in enabling research impact. Read more
  4. Register your interest: Research Impact Summit. Read More
  5. Register your interest: Transforming the research portfolio for greater impact. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol. 163

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol. 163

  1. The effects of the REF research impact agenda on early mid-career researchers in LIS. Read more
  2. Five steps to a successful communications and dissemination plan for Horizon 2020 and beyond. Read More
  3. The importance of trust – how can we build relationships for research impact? Read more
  4. “We won’t know if opportunities areas have worked until at least 2021”. Read more
  5. Social Impact Investments and Australia’s housing crisis. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.162

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.162

  1. We are excited to announce that we are hiring an Impact Officer. Read more
  2. Research and policy impact experiences.  Read more
  3. New Vision for more meaningful Research Impact Assessment.  Read more
  4. Pathways to Impact: Engaging young people in Global change research. Read more
  5. Register your interest on Research Impact Assesment: Read More

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VV-Impact Tracker Vol.161

VV-Impact Tracker Vol.161

  1. Not to miss out: Internal impact reviews – what is institutional good practice? Read more
  2. Of Course Research has impact. Here is how:  Read more
  3. A paper exploring REF funding and journal metrics Read more
  4. What is the impact of medical research charities? Read More
  5. Toolkit for researchers to help increase influence and impact in health care. Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.160

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.160

  1. Delighted to welcome our first Australian university to VV-Impact Tracker. To book in a call with VV Team, please Email here
  2. The Economic impact of N8 universities. Full report: Read more
  3. If academics are serious about research impact, they need to learn from advocates. Read More
  4. The Economic impact of research at Ontario universities is $24.7 billion. Full report: Read more
  5. Collaborative research is underway to assess the impact of a community volunteer home visiting services.  Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.159

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.159

  1. Mission Agency view on Assessing Research Value and Impact  Read more
  2. 2014 REF Results show only a very weak relationship between excellence in research and achieving societal impact  Read More
  3. Making a difference: medical research charity impact Read more
  4. Research offers mixed messages on the impact of the social media on adolescent emotional health Read more
  5. Register your interests at Integrating gender in scientific research for research quality and equal impact Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.158

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.158

  1. Register your interest at Knowledge translation for research impact Read more
  2. PolyU – THE Innovation & Impact Summit: Making an Impact Read More
  3. Asia-Pacific research collaboration on the rise Read more
  4. Publish in PeerJ to Increase your Research Impact Read more
  5. How to market your research. Full report: Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.157

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.157

  1. AMRC: Impact report 2017  Read more
  2. Maximising the impact of Research & Innovation. Full report: Read more
  3. Australia’s innovation drive ‘hampered by lack of funding’  Read More
  4. Funding international research collaboration focussed on UK priorities Read more
  5. Register your interest at Research, Ethics & Societal Impact Workshop Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.156

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.156

  1. MBIE New Zealand consultation paper live for comments  Read more
  2. To enquire about a full day Impact Officer training  Email here
  3. Sussex Impact Day 2017 round up Read more
  4. Prof Peter Mathieson on how universities can measure impact  Read more
  5. Knowledge mobilization and impact strategy advice from Canada Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.155

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.155

  1. Register your interest at ARMS Read more
  2. Increasing the impact of Societal Research Read more
  3. Not to miss out ‘What does 4* Impact evidence look like’?  Read More
  4. Academics fear the value of knowledge for its own sake diminishing  Read more
  5. Register your interest at Research Impact: Strengthening the Excellence Framework Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.154

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.154

  1. THE and PolyU Co-Host Innovation & Impact Summit Read more
  2. Impressions from the ARMA 2017 annual conference  Read more
  3. Policy and pratice in research commercialisation Read more
  4. New Partnership Focuses on NonProfit Impact Measurement Read more
  5. Register your interests to INORMS 2018 Read more

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.153

VV-Impact Newsletter Vol.153

  1. Researchers Leaders Impact Toolkit unveiled at ARMA Read more
  2. Dr Sumeet Walia wins Victoria Young Achiever Award for Research Impact 2017  Read more
  3. We need to rethink research funding for UK regions to prosper Read more
  4. For innovation with impact, the next Framework Programme must engage industry Read more
  5. The innovation and Impact summit in Hong Kong Read more

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