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Research impact

Changing the world beyond academia

Since its foundation, the University of York has conducted research with integrity and independence to influence the world beyond academia, benefiting the health, prosperity and well-being of people and society. The achievement of excellent non-academic impact from our research is one of our fundamental objectives.

What is research impact?

what is research impact?

Start here for some basics and definitions

Support for impact

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Practical help and guidance for York researchers

Impact at York

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‌Policies and framework


Impact Event at York 

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York's Research Impact Conference will explore the topic "Open research - communicating for impact". Speakers include the President of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum on Social Innovations, a representative from Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)’s Research Policy team and one of our own Senior Research Fellows who also Chairs the University’s Research Data Management Group. Find full event details and register to attend at Eventbrite.  


REF Impact

Find out information about impact in the next REF (2021) and access some analysis of case studies from REF2014


Impact in Grants

Information about factoring impact into your research grant application 


Impact news!

NEW: Public Engagement Evaluation Toolkit. Our toolkit will help you to evaluate your events and activities that engage the public with your research, and to demonstrate the impact of your activities. 

Join our Google+ community to get the latest external news, links and opportunities on everything impact-related. To join, go to Google's G+ app and search Communities for "University of York Impact Hub" (York log-in required).


Key Contacts for Impact at York


For more contacts and support, see the Impact Support at York pages