Training for research impact

We are currently developing training provision based around the four key competencies in research impact, as outlined in the Quick Start guide:

  • Introduction to understanding impact
  • Planning for impact
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Evidencing impact

Training activities will be offered through a combination of periodic sessions held within Institutes/Schools to larger groups; integrating into research seminar series; monthly tailored impact training drop-ins (via Zoom); and in one-to-one or one-to-small group sessions, where appropriate. The Research & Innovation Office Impact Team are also developing a University-wide, monthly impact surgery that will be open to all. This will providing access to a panel of impact experts for researchers to ask specific questions about research impact. 

Training opportunities will be advertised on this page, via College mailing lists and on the CoreHR portal.

To book a course on CoreHR:

Login to the HR Self Service Portal
Select the Learning and Development option from the menu on the left hand side
Search by course name or category

To request a specific training course on an impact-related topic, you can email

Current opportunities

From the MVLS Translational Research Initiative (TRI):

Further training opportunities around translational research are periodically offered via the TRI team.

  • Creating impact from clinical research, translational research and working with industry, funded by the Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership Award (deadline to apply: 23rd Sept 2022. Course runs Sept–Oct 2022). The course tutor, Dr Pete Moores, will walk you through the creation of an 'impact hypothesis'—a professional pitch and planning template to get you thinking about how you might achieve impact from your research. Pete has 20 years of experience in working with technology ventures, incubators and with investors in the life science domain.

    This training course comprises two videos (‘Creating Impact from Research’ and ’Working with Industry and Translational Research’) and a live online interactive session. After watching the videos, participants should write an impact hypothesis statement (max 400 words) and send to the course tutor for individual feedback. The video links for the two videos will be sent by email on 26th September. The impact hypothesis statements should be sent to Dr. Pete Moores by 10th October. This is followed by a live session on 24th October, 10 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

    Owing to the successful roll-out of the previous impact hypothesis training course, there is a high demand for this course and only a very limited number of spaces are available. To secure a place on the course, please send a brief statement (no more than 150 words) explaining how and why this course will benefit you. Please email this to, by 23rd September.

From the Research & Innovation Public Engagement team:


From University of Glasgow

External courses from recognised trainers (£):

  • The UK Parliament Knowledge Exchange Unit provides several online videos that outline how researchers might engage with UK and devolved legislatures, including tips on how to write policy briefings for parliamentarians.
    • Related to this, you can also consider contributing your expertise to Parliamentary Inquiries that are accepting evidence.