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Research impact

Research impact is defined as the contribution, effect on, or benefit that excellent research makes to knowledge, people, health and care, the NHS, health and care services, society, the economy, culture, public policy or environment or quality of life, beyond academia.

QMUL’s commitment to impact is reflected in the Research strategy 2014-2019, which recognises that ‘it is critical to our future growth and the success of our research that we fully promote our research and its impact to expert and non-expert audiences.’ Additionally, impact is of increasing importance for funding applications and the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The type of impact your research might have is specific to each project and therefore, like research, impact is wide ranging and varied. The Research Impact Team within QMUL can provide support with the generation and capture of impact. They offer strategic advice on how best to plan, generate, evaluate and evidence impact for grant applications, research projects and the REF.

To contact the Research Impact Team please email

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