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Research Impact Development

Developing your research impact

OD&PL provide a number of programmes and resources to support colleagues to develop their research impact:

Impact Coaching

Impact Coaching is tailored coaching support for researchers and research adjacent staff (sometimes called research enablers) looking to improve their effectiveness in delivering impact from the research they are involved in. We will work with you to help you to define your potential impact, think about plans to achieve that impact and help you with the steps in the plan you are unsure about. 

Building Impact Momentum

Building Impact Momentum is a longitudinal programme (~15 weeks) which helps researchers to define their research impact (impact beyond the academy and not academic impact) and build it into their research projects or grant applications. The programme is open to research, academic and professional support staff.  

Research Impact: Creating Meaning and Value online course

Research Impact: Creating Meaning and Value covers the fundamentals of research impact – what it is and how it can be embedded into every step of the research journey.  A flexible 5 module course that enables you to complete in your own time.  The entire course will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course is available to anyone at Leeds and you will need a leeds.ac.uk email to register.

LinkedIn Learning: Building Impact into Research learning path

Building Impact into Research is a learning path in LinkedIn Learning. The materials draw on the curriculum from Building Impact Momentum. They are self-directed learning with options to discuss your progress with a tutor. The learning path is open to anyone from the university whether they are a staff member or a postgraduate researcher.

LinkedIn Learning: Policy Influencing Collection

LinkedIn Learning: Policy Influencing Collection - We've created a collection of resources for policy influencing (both nationally within the UK and internationally) on LinkedIn Learning. Some of these resources have been written by colleagues at Leeds and some are from sources we recommend. All staff and students at the University can access LinkedIn Learning for free with their normal University login. 

Introduction to engagement with research

Introduction to engagement with research  - This self-guided resource will introduce you to making research relevant to those who aren't academics. By making your research relevant to others, you are creating opportunities for your research to have an effect (also called impact). 

Policy Engagement Kickstart

In collaboration withPolicy LeedsandLeeds Social Sciences Institute(LSSI), we run a programme called ‘Policy Engagement Kickstart‘. There are two instances per year, one in the autumn and one in the spring. The courses are advertised on our Course Catalogue.

Engaged Research Team

The Engaged Research Team on MS Teams offer a range of provision in this area and the channel is a place to bring together everyone who is involved in or interested in engagement with research. 

Fast Track Impact Training

Fast Track Impact Ltd currently offer a free online course called Impact Training for Researchers. This course will help you fast track the impact of your research, no matter what career stage or discipline you are in. It will inspire and equip you with the skills and confidence you need to make a step change in the impact of your research.