Fast track the impact of your research with evidence-based tools you can use immediately. Second edition is ully updated and redesigned with over 100 pages of new material, packed full of practical tips, techniques, templates, case studies and personal stories that will inspire and equip you with the skills and confidence you need to make a difference.
Created on Thursday, 09 May 2019. Posted in Impact
Increasingly, researchers need to demonstrate the impact of their research to their sponsors, funders, and fellow academics. However, the most appropriate way of measuring the impact of healthcare research is subject to debate. This review provides a collective summary of existing methodological frameworks for research impact, which funders may use to inform the measurement of research impact and researchers may use to inform study design decisions aimed at maximising the short-, medium-, and long-term impact of their research.
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
UKRI: Pathways to Impact https://www.ukri.org/news/pathways-to-impact-research-councils-call-specific-guidance-now-available/
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.
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.
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.