Is Impact here to stay?

“‘Impact’ has been the word of the year in higher education research policy – Impact Plans, Impact Assessment, Impact Pilots. As funding cuts loom, the Treasury is looking to justify the investment of tax-payers’ money in research.”

For those interested in the assessement of ‘impact’ in the REF, the following commentary might prove of interest:

http://www.rin.ac.uk/blogs/guest/leila-sattary/impact-here-stay

As ever, please feel free to use this page to discuss the issues involved.