Research and Knowledge Exchange

How to... Record impact on PURE

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.

For guidance on

  • How to record impact on PURE
  • What counts as evidence of impact?
  • What is knowledge exchange and what is impact?

Go to the PURE webpage: Recording Impact