Researchfish Strategy of Impact Conference 2017

*Joining Instructions can be found here*


On Thursday, November 16th, 2017, invited thought leaders from around the world made up of Researchfish members will gather in the Banqueting Suite at the historic Tower of London to discuss the strategy of research impact.

In addition to thought-provoking high-level Keynotes and talks, roundtable breakouts will allow discussion on how to collectively use this growing pool of data to further enhance the knowledge of research.

There will be time to visit The Crown Jewels and, at the evening drinks reception, there will be an opportunity to continue discussions with some of the most influential people from across the research environment.

Our goal is to connect organisations with a similar interest in impact and to drive this important discussion forward.

09:00 - 09:30 Arrival and Coffee
09:30 - 10:00 Informal Viewing of The Crown Jewels
10:00 - 10:20 Welcome and Introduction - Sean Newell, CEO, Researchfish
10:20 - 11:15 Keynote. How Impact is Changing Research - Caroline Fiennes, Director, Giving Evidence
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15 Keynote. REF and the Importance of Impact – Dr Steven Hill, Head of Policy, HEFCE
12:15 - 13:00 Keynote. Impact Collaboration – the Way Forward - Dr Ian Viney MBE, Director of Strategic Evaluation and Impact, MRC
13:00 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:30 Breakout 1. Research Organisations and Funders working Together more Efficiently - Dr Ian Viney, Director of Strategic Evaluation and Impact, MRC; Dr David Langley, Director of Research and Enterprise Development, University of Bristol
13:45 - 14:30 Breakout 2. Priorities for Understanding, Measuring and Reporting Impact - Dr Sarah Thomas, Senior Research Manager, National Institute of Health Research; Dr Beverley Sherbon, Impact & Evaluation Adviser, Researchfish
13:45 - 14:30 Breakout 3. Your Impact Evaluation and Researchfish Development - Giles Mitton, CTO; Cliff Brown, Development Manager, Researchfish
14:30 - 15:15 Breakouts Repeated
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:45 Panel Discussion – chair Dr Thomas Christensen, Chief Operating Officer, Novo Nordisk Foundation, with the Breakout Chairs
16:45 - 17:00 Wrap-up and Conclusions – Sean Newell, CEO, Researchfish
17:00 - 19:00 Drinks Reception at The Perkin Reveller


Registration is required to attend. Invite-only registration (closes on November 13th) is available via Eventbrite

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