Mapping Alternative Impact: Alternative approaches to impact from co-produced research

Pain, Rachel, Askins, Kye, Banks, Sarah, Cook, Tina, Crawford, Grace, Crookes, Lee, Derby, Stella, Heslop, Jill, Robinson, Yvonne and Vanderhoven, Dave (2015) Mapping Alternative Impact: Alternative approaches to impact from co-produced research. Project Report. Durham University, UK.

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• In order to encourage and support co-produced research, RCUK, HEFCE and Universities should expand the concept of “research impact” used.
• The "donor-recipient" model of impact, where a single knowledge producer (University/academic) impacts on economy or society in a linear fashion, is not relevant to co-produced research.
• Instead, impact is a collaborative, transdisciplinary praxis, that involves collaborators from different backgrounds coming together to undertake research with a common purpose.
• This approach of participatory co-production can create additional value-added in terms of both knowledge and impact, as many research projects have successfully demonstrated.
• Institutional infrastructure, especially around research funding, research support and impact audit procedures, must shift in order to address the differences in time, openness and relationships required for this approach to reach its full potential.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Depositing User: Tina Cook
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 15:28
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 12:00

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