What do you want to change?*:
You could start by identifying the broad impact area you are working in (political, economic, societal, environmental e.t.c) and then focussing on the specific area you are aiming to change. For e.g if you are working in the environmental impact area, you could identify that you want to see changes in practices or policies affecting biodiversity.
Are you trying to influence existing policies or practices or to create new ones?:
How far developed are the policies or practices that you want to influence or create?:
At what stage of the decision making process do you plan to have impact? Tick the relevant box(es) and use the green space to explain your choice(s).
Possible planned outcomes are innumerable and depend on the type research you are doing. An outcome could be anything from a change in clinical or healthcare guidelines, or enhanced corporate social responsibility policies to improved social welfare, equality and social inclusion.
HEFCE categorises summary impact types into the following eight areas:
- Health and
Broadly speaking, what is your planned outcome(s)? : An outcome could be anything from a change in clinical or healthcare guidelines to challenging conventional wisdom by stimulating public debate.
Do you hope to change the current positions on: Tick the relevant box(es) and use the green space to explain your choice(s).