11th April 2018: Empowering Researchers to Generate Impact

Course Description

CONUL Training & Development Group/ CONUL Research Group

Course Code
:  CONUL T&D 2018/02

Date:  11th of April, 2018

Host Library:    Dublin City University Library

Course Location:   O’Reilly Library, DCU Glasnevin Campus


This session will empower you to work more effectively with researchers to generate real-world impacts from their work. You will be able to equip colleagues with practical tools, so they can develop meaningful impact, even if they have only very limited time. The training is based on the latest research evidence and takes a unique relational approach to deliver wide-reaching and lasting impacts. As part of the session you will receive a copy of the acclaimed The Research Impact Handbook (275 pages) for future reference, and you will have the opportunity to sign up for free follow-up training and support that you can use yourself or with colleagues.

Key benefits:

  • Learn about evidence-based principles for delivering research impact in limited time
  • Be challenged to think critically about how to plan for, track and evidence impacts
  • Discover easy and quick-to-use templates you can use with researchers to:
    • Identify beneficiaries of your research, those who may be negatively affected by your work, and those who have the power to facilitate or block your impact
    • Create a powerful impact plan for any research project
  • Learn how to structure conversations to empower researchers to achieve impact, manage challenging power dynamics and difficult individuals, and gain confidence in supporting researchers on their pathways to impact
  • Critically consider how best to support researchers to achieve impact through their digital footprint without risking their time or reputation

About the trainer

Prof Mark Reed is a recognized international expert in impact research with >150 publications that have been cited >11,000 times. He has won awards for the impact of his work as the HEFCE N8 Chair of Socio-Technical Innovation at Newcastle University and Research Manager for an international charity.

Fast Track Impact is an international training company working in the Higher Education and research and innovation sectors. Our mission is to change the way researchers generate and share knowledge, so that their ideas can change the world.

Audience:  This workshop is aimed at library staff engaged in the provision of services and support to researchers in their institutions (e.g. Research Support Librarians, Subject Librarians etc)

Cost:   €175