Packed full of useful advice, hints and tips, Fast Track Impact Magazine, the first issue of a free magazine for researchers who want to be more productive and achieve real-world impacts from their research, is available to read and download online.
Read the magazine to get all the latest news and research, become more productive and influential online, better understand and track your impacts, and learn new tips to enhance your impact.
This issue features the following highlights:
Created on Thursday, 27 Oct 2016. Posted in Impact
The proposals are part of a joint consultation by NICE and NHS England that would see the introduction of a ‘fast track’ option for appraising technologies which offer exceptional value for money.
This would mean treatments that are likely to have a cost per QALY (quality adjusted life year) of up to £10,000 would be dealt with more quickly under a ‘lighter touch’ process
RCUK: Has produced a general statement about the importance of impact and how RCUK defines impact http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/innovation/impacts/
MRC: This is a link to very detailed report - Outputs, outcomes and impact of MRC reserach - with a range of categories of impact given in the introduction that might be helpful for bid applicants to think about http://www.mrc.ac.uk/successes/outputs-report/
A talk from Trish Greenhalgh (Sept 2014) on "Research Impact: defining it, measuring it, maximising it and questioning it": https://publichealthtopics.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/watch-professor-trish-greenhalghs-pemberton-lecture/
Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms can be useful tools for helping patients with rare medical diseases exchange knowledge and build communities.
Not only is patients’ knowledge valuable for peer support within patient communities, it has the potential to add to traditional medical knowledge, especially in cases where this is limited – such as in the case of rare diseases.
The study ‘Health Activism and the Logic of Connective Action. A Case Study of Rare Disease Patient Organisations’, was supported by the Wellcome Trust and published in the journal Information, Communication and Society.
The National CLAHRC impact brochure features case studies with details successful examples of CLAHRC work and the impact it has had.
CLAHRCS have high impact in terms of implementation of research findings to save lives, add value and promote partnerships with industry.
CLAHRC East Midlands case studies include:
New report published today highlights the UK's uniquely vibrant medical research charity sector. Charities are committed to saving and improving lives through research, and over the last seven years have invested more than £8bn.
Data shows that charities are derisking research: charity-funded projects attract follow-on funding from other charities, government, private and academic funding sources, and attract inward investment from outside the UK.
Charity-funded research also has impact, with over 300 influences on policy and practice reported in the period 2012-14; charity funded research is cited in guidance; people funded by charities provide expert advice to government; and research findings are used to develop new practices.
Each week the Dissemination Centre will publish three or four 'signals' - short summaries of recently published research, with key findings, an explanation of the implications and an expert commentary. Shortlisted abstracts are read and rated by professionals and patients to help decide which ones should go forward each week.
The Dissemination Centre plans additionally to produce larger digests of research evidence and themed reviews.
Created on Monday, 23 Mar 2015. Posted in Impact
The study found that “Research-active Trusts had lower risk-adjusted mortality for acute admissions”. These results were still evident after factors such as the size of the Trust and staffing levels had been taken into consideration.