Impact Journey

The impact journey describes how research can lead to impacts on society and the economy. It traces research over time, distinguishing between different five stages on the pathway to impact:

  • Inputs: What researchers need 
  • Activities: What researchers do
  • Outputs: The products of research
  • Outcomes: People becoming aware of, and using, these products 
  • Impacts: Changes in society that result from outputs and outcomes

The diagram below demonstrates this pathway, with examples under each of the five stages.

 

Impact Journey Examples

Click the names below the see examples of the impact journeys taken by researchers at UCD.

Dr Crystal Fulton won the 2018 Research Impact Case Study Competition. Click here to read the full case study.

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Professor Michelle Norris won the 2017 Research Impact Case Study Competition. Click here to read the full case study.

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