At the heart of medical research is the goal of having impact – improving lives through research and its outcomes. Research impact can be defined as the benefit or the good that research does in the world. Impact is not just an idea, it needs to be verifiable and occurs when research demonstrates benefits (scientific, clinical, economic, social) in addition to building the academic knowledge base.
The type of impact your research might have depends on the project and impact can be wide ranging and varied. Research impact informs funding, promotes collaboration, and strengthens research. Researchers are being asked to think about and articulate the impact of their research at an early stage, and revisit often. This workshop is suitable for researchers, clinicians/researchers or others who wish to learn about research impact. The workshop will provide practical examples to illustrate impact.
The workshop will be facilitated by members of the Clinical Translation and Engagement team from Garvan.