Edinburgh Research Office

Knowledge Exchange and Impact

We work alongside researchers to enable engagement with potential beneficiaries at all stages of project development to enable impact from research.


  • Provide resources on how to develop impact in research, available on our Engagement for Impact Hub.
  • Run learning events and workshops for researchers on how to engage organisations and members of the public in research.
  • Broker relationships with research users in the public, private and third sectors through events and meetings. 
  • Provide funding for knowledge exchange activities via the Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account and the CAHSS Knowledge and Exchange Grant.
  • Advise on how to source external funding to achieve research impact. 
  • Provide bespoke support for engagement with policy and impact development for colleagues in CAHSS - for other Colleges we can sign post to support.
  • Convene the University's Research Impact Network.

The University Strategy 2030 emphasises the importance of engaging externally to enable our research to make the world a better place.

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