Impact has become an essential part of research funding applications and more and more funders require researchers to describe not only the scientific impact but also the wider societal changes research can enable.
Impact Helper covers the basics of the concept of research impact, impact pathways, possible stakeholders, and ways to maximise and measure impact. The guide will also assist you in finding links between your research and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Impact Helper also provides a template with guiding questions to help map out your impact and linkages to the UN SDGs.
Impact Helper is developed by research support and funding specialists at the University of Oulu to help both researchers as well as supporting staff to create real impact.
Contents of the Guide
Sustainability has become a major consideration in research funding in the recent years. Here we briefly explain different takes on sustainability to be considered in your research design.
Research is not carried out alone but often in collaboration with other researchers or parties outside the scientific community.
How to reach your audience? Who is interested in your results? How can you maximise the impact potential of your research?
How do you put your research impact in numbers? Can everything that counts be counted?