Organisational Development and Professional Learning

Impact Toolkit

The UK Research Councils have required Impact Summaries and Pathways to Impact to show how your research can have Economic and Societal Impact for a number of years. Also, from April 2015 onwards, all research councils have required an acceptable Pathways to Impact before allowing any funded research project to start. However, writing these sections can often be a challenge. The Impact Toolkit has been designed to guide you through the process of writing these sections. This should not be left to the last minute as it will take you time to go through the process.


The toolkit breaks down the task of writing the Impact Summary and the Pathways to Impact through a series of questions and associated analysis tools. Your response to these questions is recorded in the system. When you are ready you can export your responses to Rich Text Files (rtf). There are default exports for the Impact Summary and the Pathways to Impact. The toolkit:

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Created: 16/3/15 Last updated 14/10/16

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