Research Impact Toolkit

This toolkit provides you with resources and tools to help you plan, capture, communicate and monitor the impact of your research.

We are in the zeitgeist of impact, where the need to articulate the value of our research and evidence societal benefits has never been greater.

 Our toolkit will support you to get into an impact mindset: to Plan, Capture, Communicate and Monitor research impact. 

To learn about our impact seminars and workshops, please visit our SharePoint site.

Here we present a selection of impact case studies that show how University of Galway research has changed the world

Is Your University Impact Ready?

The ENLIGHT toolkit for the self-assessment of research impact awareness, literacy and readiness is a self-reflection tool designed for universities who wish to explore at an institutional level their research impact potential. The toolkit guides users through focus areas considered as relevant for universities to be research impact-driven. It is largely inspired by the Institutional Healthcheck Workbook of Dr. David Phipps and Dr. Julie Bayley, but also by other sources such as EARMA Impact Strategy SurveyVertigo Ventures Impact Landscape Survey and the ACCOMPLISSH Assessment of Institutional Support and Staff Awareness of Research Impact. University of Galway are members of the ENLIGHT research impact team who have developed this toolkit and a repository of international good practices on research impact assessment and measurement.

Please improve this toolkit by sharing tools and other resources you find useful: email Áine Mhic Thaidhg, Research Impact Officer.

The development of this toolkit was led by UCD, with funding from the HEA, and members of a Research Impact Working Group who helped shape the tools and resources in the toolkit.  Further information on the toolkit contributors here.