Impact toolkit for economic and social sciences, ESRC

This online resource, developed by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), contains guidance for social science researchers about defining impact, demonstrating support for impact in funding applications and practical guides on how to deliver effective knowledge exchange and public engagement, influencing public policy makers, organising events, media relations, using different communications tools and commercialising research.

The information in this online guide can be used by researchers to help develop an effective funding application or as a guide to support them to deliver effective impact through a range of different activities. The resource is intended to help researchers to achieve different kinds of impact – policy impact, increased public understanding or commercialisation.

The toolkit is intended to support social science researchers who are applying to, or have been awarded funding by, the ESRC. The toolkit would also be useful for knowledge exchange and impact professionals who work to support social science researchers to achieve impact.



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