Case Study Interrogation (CSI Sheffield) – Evidencing impact beyond reasonable doubt
Institutions may want forensic evidence for REF impact case studies but researchers rarely have the time or skills to evidence impact at all. This workshop will describe how an analysis of support requests led to the creation of the Impact Evidencing Internship Programme. The Programme enables students to understand impact and locate ‘forensic’ evidence to support our impact claims.
The Programme let us balance sustainable culture change with REF preparation; ultimately providing the strongest evidence for case studies from unexpected sources. The Programme, how it works in practice and how it has been received by researchers and interns will act as a model for discussion. Attendees will break out into groups to discuss their own evaluation of researcher needs versus wants, how existing resources can be used innovatively to meet researcher and organisational needs, and how new methods can become sustainable beyond REF 2021.
Attendees will be able to view end of project posters created by our interns and the impact evidencing website developed from programme outputs.
- Learn more about evidencing impact
- Alternative methods to support impact
- Model for sustainable impact culture
Sarah Howson - University Impact Officer, University of Sheffield
Cliona Boyle - Institutional Impact Coordinator
|Theme:||Impact & Public Engagement|
|Date:||17th June 2019|
|Time:||09:45 - 11:00|
|Room:||Meeting room 1a|