I am drafting a high level specification to try and outline what we need our systems and processes to do to capture and report on Impact.
Ideally the solution will address RCUK and REF requirements as well as facilitating publicity and collaboration.
We’re hoping impact and ‘date of impact’ will have one standard definition.
An ‘impact’ might be associated with one or more output, award, project and/or person.
Some impacts might need a publicity setting of ‘no’ so if we decide to store these in our Repository that requires some changes as the ethos of the repository to date has been public availability.
We’ll look into flagging of ‘top 4’ outputs/impacts and some ideas we have about management of multiple claims to outputs.
We will also start investigating requirements for upload of files such as pdf and mp3.
Our process will need to be User Friendly and clearly demonstrate benefits to end Users.
What are you doing at your institution? Any questions or ideas for the sector?