KE and Research Impact: how to record and capture activity and evidence

KE and Research Impact: how to record and capture activity and evidence

The University's Enlighten repository includes a 'Knowledge Exchange and Impact' function, which will be going live in the near future, and will allow you to record knowledge exchange activity and store documentation of the activity itself, or evidencing potential impacts. The aim behind this repository is to:

  • make it easy to record externally-facing activity on an ongoing basis;
  • store documentation and information about these activities;
  • capture documentation and information that could be used as evidence of impact at some point in the future (e.g. for REF purposes).

This expansion of the repository to include knowledge exchange and impact is a new feature, and we will monitor the use to ensure that guidance is relevant and appropriate and to refine the presentation and/or format, if we feel it is necessary. The format and content were developed with the help of a pilot phase involving almost 60 staff from across the University, but this remains a work in progress and we welcome suggestions for improvement. Please contact Rose-Marie Barbeau, Research Impact Manager, Research & Innovation, in the first instance.