#PRCN2019: Capturing Impact Case Studies in Pure

Presented by

Tania Wilmann, Sian Wright, Monash University, Australia

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Recording, communicating and showing evidence of Impact from research is becoming increasingly important. Not only are there national assessments of University Impact (REF, RAE, EIA), researchers are being asked to include information on past and future Impacts in grant applications and Times Higher Education has developed an Impact ranking based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In 2018, Australia submitted its inaugural Engagement and Impact assessment. Institutions were required to submit one Impact case study for up to 24 different research areas (based on ANZIC Field of Research codes). During preparation for submission, Monash acknowledged that there was no institutional procedure or mechanism for capturing Impact resulting from research conducted at the institution. Therefore, Monash investigated the use of the Pure Impact module to capture the information necessary to develop an Impact case study. This presentation will outline the investigation process undertaken by Monash, the customisations made to the module to ensure all relevant information could be recorded and our communications to researchers about the module. Additionally, we put forward some suggestions for future developments to the Impact module that aim to delineate between the different stages of Impact: preparation, in progress and mature. These changes would hopefully benefit all users globally and encourage others to use the module.

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