Designing and tracking research impacts

My colleague Rachel Brockhurst and I had a really interesting discussion on Monday with Lisa Fedorciow from Vertigo Ventures about their project-based ‘Impact Tracker’ tool. Tracking research impact – driven in some part but not only by the REF and RCUK – is becoming increasingly important to researchers and HEIs, and is simultaneously injecting a further level of complexity with respect to RDM, as well as a desire to look at ways to create holistic, integrated and ultimately sustainable systems. We’ve organised a Webx for CREST Member Research Leads to take part in and feed back to us about for 27th May 2015. It’s fascinating to think of all of the components that could make up the dream RDMS system. More on this to follow…