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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 – to help support researchers and universities in embedding a broader culture of research impact.  The course offers:

  • multi-disciplinary approach enables researchers to choose their path and encourages collaboration across disciplines.
  • flexible, modular structure enables researchers to dip in and out of the programme at a time and place that suits them.
  • It supports a blended approach and will be used to complement existing workshops and other training and support initiatives at Leeds

Structured into 5 modules, the entire course will take approximately 3 hours to complete.  You can stop and revisit at any time:

  1. Defining Research Impact
  2. Planning your Impact
  3. Engagement and Communication Strategies
  4. Evaluating and Monitoring Impact
  5. Evidencing Impact

Design of this course was led by Dr Ged Hall (University of Leeds) and Dr Tamika Heiden (Research Impact Academy, Australia)


Access the online course

  1. Go to and complete the registration form – IMPORTANT – you must use your email address
  2. Please enter the following token in the relevant field of the registration form: b7980439
  3. An account activation email will be sent to the email address you entered during registration. Please click on the link in the activation email to complete registration and activate your account. NOTE: If you do not receive the email in your inbox, please check your SPAM/junk mail. You can also resend the activation email via this link.
  4. Once you have activated your account, you can then log in using your chosen username and password combination. You will be shown the Epigeum Research Impact: Creating Meaning and Value programme in the My Courses screen (if you did not enter the token during registration, or wish to enter a second token, please use the Enter Token button in the user menu).
  5. Click on the programme to see a list of the five constituent modules, and on a specific module to launch it. Once a module has been successfully completed (by achieving 70% or higher in the end of module quiz), you will be able to download your unique certificate of completion. A programme level certificate will become available should you successfully pass all five modules.
  6. If you require technical assistance, please see the help page or contact the Epigeum customer support team via this webform.

Please note if you already have an Epigeum account (e.g. in order to undertake the Supervising Doctoral Studies programme) you cannot register again using the same email address. Instead, you need to log in to your existing account, navigate to the Enter Token screen, and enter the token above to add this course to your existing My Courses section.