Recent STFC-sponsored research explored how physical science researchers in the UK are responding to the requirements to plan for, assess, monitor and report impact (Holliman et al. 2018).
The STFC-sponsored research found that the current system of Pathways to Impact Planning is struggling to consistently deliver rigorous, well-resourced programmes of impact-generating activity, including public engagement.
Upstream planning for pathways is a key requirement for improving the overall quality of the peer review system that underpins impact. How might this be achieved?
‘Navigating pathways to research impact’ is a short video offering entry-level advice on how to plan upstream for Pathways to Impact within the context of an application for research funding.
To access a copy of the transcript for the video, select: Navigating pathways to research impact’ is a short video offering entry-level advice on how to plan for Pathways to Impact (Transcript).
This short video was produced by Open University staff (Richard Holliman, Clare Warren and Rebecca Coatswith) and postgraduate research students (Eleni Wood, Cathy Baldwin, Yasmin Bokhari Friberg, Saraswati Dawadi and Mark Parker).
Gerard Giorgi-Coll, an independent film-maker, supported the planning, filming and editing processes, working closely with Eleni Wood who also narrates and features in the film.
Ellen and Fred Perrone provided some of the props.