Thinking Imaginatively about Impact – Presentation


Thinking Imaginatively about Impact: Transistors, Mini-Skirts & Global Warming

A presentation is being held regarding the do’s and don’t’s of writing about ‘Impact and Innovation’, and will be an ideal opportunity learn more about what is required of an ‘Impact’ statement.

Anyone who interacts with the Research Councils, the EU,  and other funders will have come across terms like ‘Impact’ and ‘Innovation’. Major grant applications are not being approved due to deficiencies in the ‘Impact’ section. Among researchers there is sometimes a wariness about the whole idea of ‘Impact’, and a confusion regarding what it really means. The talk will be given by a consultant specialising in Innovation and Knowledge Transfer, and will offer a systematic approach to ‘Impact’, identifying the ‘benefits’ and placing them in the context of ‘opportunities’, alongside offering practical advice about how to write about scientific concepts in a clear way. Minconceptions regarding impact will also be tackled, particularly the statements “It’s all about commercial outcomes” and “that its only relevant for STEM (science technology engineering and maths)” subjects. Lunch will be provided.

Date: 9th December 2014
12:30 – 13:30
Lecture theatre, Pitt Rivers Museum

Places are limited, so to sign up – Click here

“Things to do with data” series


The “Things to do with data” series is back again, and this term, talks are lined up on data visualisation, network analysis, systems for managing medical data, and data as intellectual property, along with introductions to tools and services that might just help you look after your data more effectively.

These talks are aimed at researchers from all disciplines who generate, gather, or delicately prise out pearls of data, this series looks at software, services, and techniques to help you make the most of that data. Covering aspects of data management from planning to re-use, these talks are intended to inspire whilst also considering the practical requirements of research funders and issues surrounding data sharing.

To find out more or book your place, click on the links below.

22nd October, 2014An introduction to research data managementclick here
29th October, 2014The Online Research Database Service (ORDS)–  click here
5th November, 2014 Computer analysis of texts and interviewsclick here
12th November, 2014 – Biomedical research databases & data publishingclick here
19th November, 2014Four levels of data visualizationclick here
26th November, 2014 – Data ownership, IPR, and the Cloudclick here