Research impact

Impact refers to the demonstrable changes and benefits that occur outside of the University as a result of research.

What is research impact?

Definition of research impact and its benefits.

Impact Guidance and Resources

Guidance resources and tools to support you with impact.

Impact in the Research Excellence Framework

Find out more about how impact is assessed in the Research Excellence Framework.

Impact in Funding Applications

Guidance on incorporating plans for impact into funding applications.

Capturing and evidencing impact

Guidance to help you document and evidence your research impact.

Engagement, knowledge exchange and impact

Find out more about the different engagement and knowledge exchange activities that can be routes to impact.

Impact Academy - 2022/23 Programme

Training and development opportunities to improve your understanding of research impact and build your skills

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account

About the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account

The IAA will allow us to react to knowledge exchange opportunities in more flexible, responsive and creative ways.

ESRC IAA funding schemes

Details of ESRC's Active Engagement Scheme and Impact Fund

Impact Acceleration Account Case Studies

Read about what Essex researchers have done with IAA support