The societal and economic impact of medical research is fast becoming an integral part of research assessment.
NDM Strategic is dedicated to supporting its researchers in actively engaging with the public, as well as ensuring everyone in the Department is aware of the options available to them for translating research into impact.
The Research Council UK (RCUK) encourages researchers to be actively involved in translating research into social and economic impacts, in a wider context. All RCUK grants now require a Pathways to Impact statement, which must outline potential economic and societal impacts, as well as the proposed pathways toward realising these impacts: who might benefit from this research, and how might they benefit from this research? The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) review exemplifies this new push, with impact case studies making up 20% of the final REF return.
To find out more about research impact please contact NDM Strategic.