Resources to help you log impact on PURE.
There are at least three reasons for keeping track of the impact your research has on society.
Personal: Knowledge exchange and impact is increasingly important for promotion and recruitment to academic posts.
Project: Funders ask for reports on the societal impact of research. This is particularly evident with the Research Councils, but all funders want to see what difference their funding make.
Institutional: Research Impact was assessed for the first time as part of the Research Excellence Framework in 2014. It counted for 20% of the score in the rankings, but when the Scottish Funding Council allocated funding, 26% was based on impact. We expect this to be even higher in REF 2021.
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